Home Depot Says 53 Million More Email Addresses Compromised in Data Breach

Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain, said about 53 million more email addresses were taken during a recent breach of its payment data systems.

In September, the company said some 56 million payment cards, including email details, were likely stolen in a cyberattack. This suggests the hacking attack was larger than last year's breach at Target Corp.

Criminals used a third-party vendor's user name and password to enter the perimeter of its network, Home Depot said in a statement.

(Reporting by Devika Krishna Kumar in Bangalore)