Data Doctor: How to fight against a data breachPosted: Updated:
A potential data breach at Home Depot could be putting more people in danger than the hack at Target earlier this year.
Home Depot is not necessarily confirming that the data breach happened.
"According to the third parties that are tracking this information this is likely to of happened at Home Depot in April, May of this year," Ken Colburn from the Data Doctors said. "It's just now coming to light."
Colburn guarentees that hacks like this are going to continue and increase.
You can protect yourself by using a credit card instead of a debit card because it will tie up your credit line and not your actual cash, according to Colburn.
"I don't use my debit card anywhere except my bank's ATM," he said.
Monitor your credit card statements, hackers are now selling credit card numbers to criminals in your area so it looks local and less unusual to your bank.
Colburn suggests using your bank's app to keep tabs on your account, or download the Check app if you need to manage multiple accounts.