Another jolt to consumer confidence as news that Home Depot may be the latest retailer to be targeted by hackers.
The company says it’s investigating what could be one of the largest customer data breaches thus far.
Right now Home Depot is only saying that it’s working with banks and law enforcement to look into some unusual activity which could point to a hack.
This is similar to what happened to 70 million Target store customers this past winter.
Indications are that the current alleged breach at Home Depot dates back to May.
Security experts say consumers need to be more vigilant. They should check bank accounts and credit card statements almost daily, change passwords every four months, use different passwords for every account, check credit reports and sign up for identity theft protection service.