Home Depot confirms third-party data breach exposed employee info

Home Depot has confirmed that it suffered a data breach after one of its SaaS vendors mistakenly exposed a small sample of limited employee data, which could potentially be used in targeted phishing attacks.

On Thursday, a threat actor known as IntelBroker leaked limited data for approximately 10,000 Home Depot employees on a hacking forum.

“In April 2024, Home Depot suffered a data breach that exposed the corporate information belonging to 10K employees of the company,” reads the forum post.

After BleepingComputer contacted Home Depot, the company confirmed that one of its third-party SaaS vendors mistakenly exposed sample employee data.

“A third-party Software-as-a-Service vendor inadvertently made public a small sample of Home Depot associates’ names, work email addresses and User IDs during testing of their systems,” Home Depot told BleepingComputer.

These phishing attacks could be designed to gather more sensitive information, such as Home Depot credentials, which could then be sold to other threat actors or used to breach the company’s network to steal corporate data or deploy ransomware.

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