Not sure as to why this information has not been highly publicized — Minnesota-based company by the name of SUPERVALU has announced that anyone who has swiped their credit card and debit cards through any point-of-sale devices in at least 200 stores nationwide ( that we know of ), your credit card data has been breached.
From what we know so far, between Jun 22, 2014 and July 17, 2014 attackers compromised the SUPERVALU network that processes credit card transactions for customers of the following stores: Hornbachers, Cub Foods, Cub Foods liquor store, Farm Fresh, Shop ‘N Save, and Shoppers.
Impacted customers in the following areas should pay close attention to their account activity and credit report activity: Minnesota, Virginia and the greater Hampton Roads areas, Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, and North Carolina.
According to a SUPERVALU press release “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.”
How was your data stolen by hackers?
According to SC Magazine – In a Friday email correspondence, Adam Bosnian, EVP of the Americas with Cyber Ark, told SCMagazine.com that he strongly believes POS devices were compromised by malware. He explained that the attackers likely did this by stealing credentials through phishing and elevating privileges.
Free resources to watch and protect your account from suspicious behavior?
SUPERVALU is offering customers whose payment cards may have been affected 12 months of complimentary consumer identity protection services through AllClear ID. SUPERVALU has established a call center to answer customer questions about the intrusion and the identity protection services being offered. This call center will be staffed Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time and can be reached at (855) 731-6018. Customers can also visit www.supervalu.com under the Consumer Security Advisory section for additional information about the intrusion and the complimentary consumer identity protection services being offered through AllClear ID.
Free Credit Report:
Under U.S. law, individuals are entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. To obtain a free credit report, customers should visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call, toll free, (877) 322-8228.