Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.» Read More
Home Depot shoppers can keep accounts safe with little elbow grease: Call issuer and ask for a new card, if old card was used during data breach period.
BOSTON, Sept 9- The attorneys general of Connecticut, Illinois and California are leading a multi-state probe into a data breach disclosed by retailer Home Depot Inc, a spokeswoman for Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said on Tuesday. "We have had initial contact with the company," said Jaclyn Falkowski, director of communications for Jepsen.
CNBC.com personal finance reporter Kelli B. Grant explains the steps Home Depot shoppers should take after the national chain confirmed a data breach occurred at its stores as far back as April.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are ending lower for a second day in a row. Apple ended a volatile day little changed after announcing several new products including two iPhones and a smartwatch.
Autozone Inc. fell $4.63 or. 9 percent, to $531.37. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $64.67. Best Buy fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $31.86.
NEW YORK— Stocks are opening slightly lower, pulling the Standard& Poor's 500 index back below 2,000 points. Home Depot fell 1 percent after the company confirmed that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its stores.
CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss Home Depot's data breach which could be bigger than Target's cyberattack. The retailer says so far there is no evidence debit pin numbers were compromised.
NEW YORK, Sept 9- Shares of Home Depot Inc are down 0.6 percent in heavy premarket trading on Tuesday, a day after the home improvement retailer confirmed that its payment security systems had been breached. Home Depot's breach was first reported earlier this month. Peer retailer Lowe's Companies Inc is up almost 2 percent in September.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
The home-improvement retailer officially confirmed a data breach. Home Depot's investigation is focused on transactions made as far back as April.
NEW YORK— Stocks fell for a second straight day Tuesday as investors were left unimpressed by Apple's latest batch of product announcements. Negative news out of Home Depot and McDonald's also weighed on the market.
CHICAGO, Sept 8- Home Depot Inc confirmed on Monday its payment security systems have been breached, a data theft analysts warn could rival Target Corp's massive breach last year.
Sept 8- Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc confirmed on Monday that its payment security systems have been breached, which could impact customers using payment cards at its stores in the United States and Canada. Home Depot, however, said it has found no evidence that personal identification numbers have been compromised, it said in a statement.
Companies making headlines after the bell Monday:
Home Depot confirms they have been the victim of a data breach impacting customers that used a payment card in both U.S. and Canadian stores, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
Sept 8- Home improvement retailer Home Depot on Monday confirmed its payment systems were breached, potentially impacting customers using payment cards at its U.S. and Canadian stores. While the full scope of the breach was yet to be determined, there was no evidence that debit PIN numbers were compromised, Home Depot said in a statement.
Facebook said it hit 100 million monthly active users in Africa, providing a glimpse into its strategy to scale in fast-growing markets.
Sept 8- Home Depot Inc is being tight-lipped about its possible credit card breach, the opposite approach to the one Target Corp took nearly a year ago.
Sept 8- Twitter Inc is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet. Facebook Inc has also been testing a "buy" button on its website that will let consumers purchase products that are advertised on its network.
Twitter is testing a "buy now" button to allow users to buy products directly from a tweet.