Canada included in Home Depot security breach

ATLANTA — A suspected security breach of Home Depot’s customer database has been confirmed by the company, after an investigation of its payment data systems. According to a message on its website, the breach could “potentially impact any customer that has used their payment card at our U.S. and Canadian stores, from April forward.” The breach does not appear to have affected stores in Mexico or customers who shopped online at

The message goes on to apologize “for the frustration and anxiety this causes our customers.” The company insists that customers who are victims of any fraudulent charges to their accounts won’t be liable. In addition, the retailer is offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, to any customer who has shopped at a Home Depot store from April on.