ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — The Home Depot estimates that a cyberattack earlier this year affected 56 million unique payment cards.
The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer said Thursday it has eliminated the malware behind the attacks that took place between April and September.READ MORE: Stray Bullet Kills Man Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Inside Norristown Home, Police Say
It said it has also completed a “major” payment security project that provides enhanced encryption of customers’ payment data in the company’s U.S. stores.READ MORE: Philadelphia Sets New Record With 501st Homicide In Single Year After Man Killed In East Mount Airy
Home Depot also is confirming its sales-growth estimates for the fiscal year and expects to earn $4.54 per share in fiscal 2014, up 2 cents from its prior guidance.
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