Check your credit card statements, Home Depot shoppers; there might be more on there than the lawnmower and light bulbs you picked up last month.
On Monday, the company confirmed that it has been hit by a payment data breach, which could have affected customers who used credit and debit cards to shop in U.S. and Canadian stores from "April forward," NBC News reports.
In a statement, the Home Depot said it "continues to determine the full scope, scale, and impact of the breach," and "there is no evidence that debit PIN numbers were compromised." The company does not know how many customers were affected, but it did say that online shoppers at HomeDepot.com and those who used cards at stores in Mexico are safe.
Six days ago, Krebs on Security reported that data appearing to be stolen had popped up on black market sites, and Home Depot said it would investigate. Now that the breach has been confirmed, Home Depot announced it will offer credit monitoring to all customers who used debit and credit cards at its stores from April until now.