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Home Depot says it’s co-operating with banks and law enforcement as they investigate a possible credit card data breach.

Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security, a website that focuses on cybersecurity, first reported on the potential breach. On Sept. 2, a batch of stolen credit and debit card information went up for sale on an illicit website. Krebs writes that several banks suspect this batch includes data from Home Depot. The banks he contacted—which he does not name—purchased customers’ data back from the perpetrators.

The Krebs report says the responsible party may be the same group of Russian and Ukrainian hackers suspected in last year’s massive breach at Target, as well as another at P.F. Chang’s.

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The banks have also told Krebs that the breach may date back to spring of this year.

A spokesperson for Home Depot says the company will notify customers immediately if it confirms a breach.

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Originally published on Advisor.ca

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