September 4, 2014 / 2:11 PM / 3 years ago

Home Depot in contact with Secret Service over alleged breach-source

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WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Home Depot has been in contact with the U.S. Secret service about an alleged major breach of customer and credit card data that came to light this week, a law enforcement source told Reuters.

Any investigation by the Secret Service appears to be at a very early stage, the source said.

The Secret Service usually is the lead agency in federal criminal investigations into complex complex breaches of credit card and other consumer data. (Reporting by Mark Hosenball, editing by Ros Krasny)

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