Apr 9, 2024

Home Depot Data Breach Exposes Private Info of 10,000 Employees

Home Depot Data Breach Exposes Private Info of 10,000 Employees

Approximately 10,000 employees of Home Depot had their private data exposed after a preventable third-party data breach. 

Home Depot suffered the data breach after one of its SaaS vendors mistakenly exposed a small sample of limited employee data, which could potentially be used in targeted phishing attacks.

These phishing attacks could be designed to gather more sensitive information and put employees at risk of further threats.

For this reason, all Home Depot employees should be wary of any emails containing links to pages that request corporate credentials or other information. If one of these emails is received, it should be reported to the company's IT staff, who can verify whether it is legitimate.

Home Depot is the largest home improvement retailer, with over 475,000 employees, but this kind of attack isn’t a rare event. The retail giant experienced another data breach in recent years that exposed 60 million customers to potential fraud. Home Depot confirmed that hackers captured credit and debit card numbers at more than 2,200 stores in the U.S. and Canada, making it possibly the largest retail data breach in history.

At the time, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey had called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and address the Home Depot breach. 

"We are concerned that the retailer's procedures for detecting and stopping operations to steal customer data are inadequate, and we call on the FTC to investigate whether Home Depot's security procedures meet a reasonable standard," Blumenthal and Markey said in a letter to the commission.

Morgan & Morgan class action attorney John Yanchunis was involved in the class action lawsuit that followed that breach, and we are prepared to help Home Depot employees also defend their rights.

Employees’ private information is their business—and employers, especially the largest retailers in the nation, have a duty to protect the sensitive details of those who contribute their hard work to a company’s profits.

If you believe your data was compromised by the recent Home Depot security breach, don’t hesitate to contact Morgan & Morgan for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to learn more about your legal options. 

For over 35 years, we have fought For the People and have recovered over $20 billion in compensation for people who have needlessly suffered due to someone else’s negligence. We’re here to listen to your concerns and help.