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Home Depot: 53 Million Email Addresses Stolen in Hac

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NBC News - The Home Depot Inc. says hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to the payment card data it previously disclosed. 

It says the hackers accessed its network from a third-party vendor. 

The Atlanta retailer disclosed in September one of the largest data breaches, affecting 56 million debit and credit cards between April and September. 

Home Depot said Thursday it's warning its customers to be on the lookout for phishing scams. 

"We are making every effort to notify any customer whose email address was taken," the home-improvement chain said. "In all likelihood this will not impact you. But, as always, it's important to be on guard against phishing scams that are designed to trick you to provide personal information in response to phony emails."

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