Home Depot corporate employees charged with stealing co-workers’ personal info [updated]
Rachel Stockman reports:
The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a security breach at Atlanta-based Home Depot’s corporate headquarters. According to a criminal complaint, three human resources employees were arrested after accessing employees’ confidential information and opening fraudulent credit cards.[…]
Home Depot has notified the affected employees and is offering free credit monitoring.
Read more on WSBTV.
Updated October 21, 2015: The employee originally named by Home Depot and prosecutors was cleared within a month and all charges against her dismissed. As a result, and at her request that attached proof of the dismissal of charges, DataBreaches.net has edited the original post to remove any reference to her.
Brandi - February 18, 2014
Really was upsetting to receive a PERSONAL letter (not a Dear Home Depot Employee) telling me
that I will be offered the free credit monitoring. Big deal..for one year and who does it help? I had to go to the three major credit _ TransUnion, Equifax, Experian and FREEZE my credit. Is that FAIR? I
did that on my own, no suggestion from Home Depot. This is insane that I am one of the 300 who are
affected and here Home Depot has the nerve to not even tell ALL their employees of what was discovered. I think a Class Action Lawsuit is in order..I am IN!