180 SuperValu Locations Expose Customer Financial Data

There is no evidence of misuse of the data exposed

By Ionut Ilascu on August 16th, 2014 14:09 GMT

SuperValu officials announce that unauthorized access to a part of their computer network that processed card transactions for some of its locations may have affected information of customers that shopped in 180 of their stores and standalone liquor stores.

The company announces that the financial details exposed consist of account numbers, card expiration date, card number, and/or the cardholder’s name.

The investigation into the incident revealed that the affected shoppers visited Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Shop ’n Save, and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy stores between June 22 through July 17.

Shoppers can consult the full list of the locations where the impacted payment cards were used and the individuals affected by the incident are entitled to one year of complimentary consumer identity protection service.

There are no details about the breach, but the company says that, after learning about it, the affected part of the network was immediately secured. Investigation into the scope and nature of the incident is ongoing at the moment.

“The safety of our customers’ personal information is a top priority for us,” said President and CEO Sam Duncan. “The intrusion was identified by our internal team, it was quickly contained, and we have had no evidence of any misuse of any customer data. I regret any inconvenience that this may cause our customers but want to assure them that it is safe to shop in our stores,” he added.

SuperValu is an important actor in the grocery industry, delivering products through a network of more than 3,400 owned, licensed, franchised, and independently owned stores across the United States.
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