Do data breaches affect your shopping habits?

Home Depot
Shoppers walk towards a Home Depot store in Maryland in 2013. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images/File

"Home Depot confirmed Monday that their payment systems had been hacked in more than 2,000 stores located in the United States and Canada," reports the Associated Press.

The number of people that may be affected by this data breach is still unknown. Customers who paid with a debit or credit card at the United State’s largest chain of home improvement stores may be at risk.

"We apologize for the frustration and anxiety this causes our customers, and I want to thank them for their patience and support as we work through this issue," Home Depot Chairman and CEO Frank Blake said.

In December a similar debacle happened at Target. This data breach could have affected nearly 70 million shoppers who used their debit or credit cards.

Other retailers that also have suffered from data breaches include Neiman Marcus, Supervalu, P.F. Chang’s, and GoodWill thrift stores.

Today’s Question: Do data breaches affect your shopping habits?

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