Supermarket chain Supervalu, Inc. has announced it is investigating a potential data breach that may have affected some of its food and stand-alone liquor stores across the country. According to the company, and a report by Reuters, the breach may have involved the theft of “numerical information,” such as account numbers and expiration dates, on customers’ credit and debit cards used at in-store point-of-sale systems between June 22 and July 17.
In light of this information, Morgan & Morgan’s attorneys would like to hear from anyone who believes they may have been affected by the potential Supervalu data breach.
Located in Minnesota, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland and Missouri, the potentially affected stores operate under a variety of names, including Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Shop ‘n Save, and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. Additionally, 29 liquor store locations run under the Cub Foods moniker are also believed to have been targeted by the hackers.
“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,” Supervalu CEO Sam Duncan said in a statement.
The company added that customers can safely use their credit and debit cards at any one of its more than 3,700 stores nationwide. Supervalu added that they have notified several law enforcement agencies, as well as the major credit card companies, to help with their investigation. Company representatives also said that they have yet to determine if any cardholder data was truly stolen, and, at this time, there is no evidence that customers’ financial details have been misused.
Though it appears to be contained, the potential breach at Supervalu super markets is just the latest in a growing string of data breaches that have taken place due to alleged vulnerabilities in major companies’ payment systems.
In light of this information, Morgan & Morgan’s attorneys would like to hear from anyone who believes they may have been affected by the potential Supervalu data breach. Please fill out our free case review form today.