According to a Motion for Preliminary Approval filed in a Georgia federal court, Home Depot has agreed to pay $25 million and strengthen its data security practices to resolve a putative class action brought by financial institutions after a 2014 data breach that compromised 56 million credit and debit card numbers.

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Data SecurityHome Depot agreed to pay $19.5 million to settle claims of consumers impacted by a 2014 data breach.  The data breach was alleged to have involved more than 50 million cardholders.

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Data SecurityHome Depot has said that the payment data breach that was first announced earlier this month may have affected 56 million cards, making it larger than the attack last year on Target.

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Data SecurityHome Depot credit card data has been found on black market sites.  Some suggest that Russian or Ukrainian hackers may be responsible.

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