Home Depot is investigating what it says could be a "massive" data breach of customer information. The company on Tuesday confirmed it has partnered with banks and law enforcement to look into "some unusual activity" related to customers after a new batch of stolen credit and debit cards went up for sale in the black market online.
Take a look at some of the biggest data breaches of all time.
8. Sony Corporation (2011) -- 24.6 million PlayStation accounts compromised at a cost of $1.476 million
7. CardSystems (2005) -- 40 million credit card records lost at a cost of $2.4 million
6. Epsilon (2011) -- 60 million customer emails exposed, no cost available
5. Sony Corporation (2011) -- 77 million PlayStation accounts compromised at a cost of $4.62 million
4. TRW, now Experian (1984) -- 90 million credit reports lost at a cost of $5.4 million
3. TJX Companies Inc. (2007) -- 94 million credit and debit card records lost at a cost of $5.64 million
2. Target (2013) - Up to 110 million Target customers had data stolen from July to October 2013, and the company revealed the breech at the height of the 2013 holiday shopping season. The company said 40 million debit and credit card numbers were stolen and as many as 70 million customers had personal information stolen, although there may be some overlap on the lists.
1. Heartland Payment Systems (2009) -- 130 million credit card records lost at a cost of $7.8 million
Craig Mason of Los Osos hadn't heard from his brother for days when he finally received a text Wednesday. He thought his brother was fishing with friends in Baja California when he learned that Hurricane Odile had wreaked havoc in the Mexican resort.