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Home Depot Confirms Data Breach Affecting Millions

Home Depot Confirms Data Breach Affecting Millions

News of another cyber breach hit Monday as Home Depot confirmed its payment data systems were compromised. Customers who visited the store and used a payment card between the months of April to September 2014 have been affected.

The company has not released details on what information was taken or which customers were impacted. As one of the largest retailers in the world, the breach could affect millions. Several state senators have called for a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation as to why the proper security measures were not in place.

NebraskaLand Bank would like to assure you that our systems were not compromised and we have multiple layers of security in place to protect your information. Our team is actively monitoring account activity and has reissued customer cards that have been affected to protect against fraud.  All Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards have zero liability, which means you are not responsible in the event someone makes unauthorized purchases with your card.

We encourage our customers to utilize our services that protect against Identity Theft and fraudulent activity. We provide Online Banking and a Mobile Banking App to help you monitor your account activity 24/7. You can also set up account Alerts which automatically notify you of account activity and balances. If you see unauthorized activity, please contact us immediately.

To continue to ensure your information is protected we have provided a few tips for you.

  • When shopping or banking online, avoid passwords with personal information. Instead, use something unique that only you know.
  • Unless you initiated the contact, NEVER give out personal information over the phone, through the mail or online. NebraskaLand Bank will not contact you to verify personal information over the phone or via email. If you receive a phone call or email asking you to verify information, end the call, do not respond, and call the bank directly.
  • If you receive an email asking for personal information, do not hit the “reply” button or click on any website link in the email. Instead, go directly to the sender's website by typing in the sender's website address.
  • Do not plug in unknown or unfamiliar jump drives into your laptop or desktop computer.
  • Protect your personal information. Don’t leave sensitive documents containing personal information where anyone can see it.
  • Use a shredder before disposing of personal records, especially financial records—preferably a cross-cut shredder. (Thieves have been known to paste together single-shred documents to obtain information).
  • Don’t use an automatic log-in feature on your computer.
  • You can periodically obtain your credit report to check for fraudulent information. Under federal law, consumers are permitted one free copy of their credit report every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies. You can obtain your free copy by going to
  • Other helpful websites are and

Information gathered from, Washington Post, and Reuters.