PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — If you’ve shopped at Home Depot between now and April of this year, you need to watch your debit and credit card accounts, says Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
Information on just how wide the data breach extends has not yet been released. But Tuesday, the big box home improvement retailer issued a statement indicating the cyber attack may have affected transactions as far back as April, according to a news release Wednesday from Kilmartin’s office.
The retailer is offering a free year of credit monitoring to any customer who used a payment card at a Home Depot store during the period concerned. You can sign up at http://homedepot.com or call (800) 466-3337 (800-HOMEDEPOT).
In addition to signing up for credit monitoring, Kilmartin encourages consumers to check their debit and credit card accounts daily online, and immediately report unusual activity to your financial institutions.