Home Depot’s Data Breach is Worse Than Target’s, So Where’s the Outrage?
Despite its size, Home Depot's data breach has been met with a big, fat yawn in many circles. Why? In September, Home Depot said that its payment systems had been breached, which may have impacted roughly 56 million cards, making it significantly larger than the Target breach, which impacted about 40 million cards. Already, card-issuing banks J.P. Morgan Chase and Capital One have announced that they will send out new credit cards to those potentially impacted by the breach. While the Home Depot story is certainly garnering attention, consumers seem to be less angry about it than the Target breach.