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Another store breach - this time grocery stores
« on: August 15, 2014, 06:53:29 PM »
Affected stores include both grocery and liquor stores under the following brands: Albertson's, SuperValu, Cub Foods, Shop 'N Save, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Star Market, Hornbacher's, Farm Fresh, & Shoppers Food & Pharmacy

 from http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/15/technology/security/albertsons-supervalu-hack/

Hackers have broken into the credit and debit card payment networks at two of the nation's most popular supermarket store chains: Albertson's and SuperValu.

The chains announced the data breach Friday morning. The massive hack impacts their umbrella of stores, as well.

That includes Albertson's Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's and Star Market supermarkets, as well as SuperValu's Cub Foods, Hornbacher's, Farm Fresh, Shop 'N Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.

The extent of the damage isn't yet clear, and the grocery chains haven't yet said how many customers might be affected. SuperValu said it knows hackers broke into the computer network that processes card payments, but it's unsure whether they managed to take the data.

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And, a press release from SuperValu
(from http://www.supervaluinvestors.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=93272&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1958753&highlight= )

"EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2014-- SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU) today is announcing that it experienced a criminal intrusion into the portion of its computer network that processes payment card transactions for some of its retail food stores, including some of its associated stand-alone liquor stores. This criminal intrusion may have resulted in the theft of account numbers, and in some cases also the expiration date, other numerical information and/or the cardholder’s name, from payment cards used at some point of sale systems at some of the Company’s owned and franchised stores. The Company has not determined that any such cardholder data was in fact stolen by the intruder, and it has no evidence of any misuse of any such data, but is making this announcement out of an abundance of caution.

SUPERVALU believes that the payment cards from which such cardholder data may have been stolen were used during the period of June 22 (at the earliest) through July 17 (at the latest), 2014, at the 180 SUPERVALU stores and stand-alone liquor stores listed at www.supervalu.com under the Consumer Security Advisory section, operated under the Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Shop ’n Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy banners. The intrusion may also have resulted in the theft of such cardholder data from some cards used during this period at 29 franchised Cub Foods stores and stand-alone liquor stores, which are included in the store list referenced on the SUPERVALU website. SUPERVALU currently believes that the intrusion did not affect any of its owned or licensed Save-A-Lot stores or any of the independent grocery stores supplied by the Company through its Independent Business network other than the franchised Cub Foods stores referenced above.

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Re: Another store breach - this time grocery stores
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 09:02:24 PM »
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