As the world wakes up to the realization that Home Depot was indeed the biggest data breach so far (at least as far as credit and debit card exposure is concerned), Home Depot customers are waking up to the realization that someone's been shopping on their cards.
Banks and merchants are now reporting that fraudulent purchases using stolen Home Depot cards are beginning to surface, with thieves binging on everything from high end electronics to groceries. Which is exactly what we expected, given that these cards were being sold out in the open in a kind of hacker's Bazaar of the Bizarre.
So no surprise then that all kinds of thieves would buy and use them. And that can be anything from buying expensive electronics that can quickly be turned into cash, to simply paying the bills.