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Supervalu Becomes Another Hacking Victim 27

plover sends this news about another possible exposure of customer data: Supervalu is the latest retailer to experience a data breach, announcing today that cybercriminals had accessed payment card transactions at some of its stores. The Minneapolis-based company said it had "experienced a criminal intrusion" into the portion of its computer network that processes payment card transactions for some of its stores. There was no confirmation that any cardholder data was in fact stolen and no evidence the data was misused, according to the company. The event occurred between June 22 and July 17, 2014 at 180 Supervalu stores and stand-alone liquor stores. Affected banners include Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher's, Shop 'n Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.
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Supervalu Becomes Another Hacking Victim

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Albertsons too

  • by TechyImmigrant ( 175943 ) on Friday August 15, 2014 @05:32PM (#47681549) Homepage Journal

    They can't even spell their own name.

  • by TechyImmigrant ( 175943 ) on Friday August 15, 2014 @05:34PM (#47681575) Homepage Journal

    SuperValu are the the only ones. Targe, WallMar and Whole Food were also hacked.

  • To the misuse of the word 'hacking'.

  • fact is, it's a pretty soft underbelly, this electronic commerce thing. it's the system that's rotten, and the top bananas are way green in this stuff. going to be a lot of meat robots canned before electronic payments make the cut.

  • What's going on with picking' on our nice Minnesota retailers? I guess Best Buy is next!

  • 1) They run Windows.
    2) they have outsourced to India esp. the production.
    3) nearly all of these companies do NOT operate in India, EXCEPT for hiring coders/admin.

    You have systems admin that are paid less than $8,000 / year. If you are Russia or China, would you spend large sums of money to break into a store to get access to a production system, all while having your insider possibly getting caught, OR, would you spend just 50K, approach an admin that is doing work on production and all s?he has to do,
  • BTW, for those that think that these were companies that were cracked by ppl walking into the stores, here you go

    The list of retailers that have been hit by breaches just this year includes Recreational Equipment Inc., CVS/Caremark, Goodwill Industries International Inc., Ebay, Aaron Brothers, Sally Beauty Supply, Home Depot, Sears, Michaels Stores and Neiman Marcus.

    And that does not include either Jewel Osco, Target, or Supervalu. In addition, all have been done in less than 9 months.
    So, is this ppl running around the nation going into all of these companies? Nope. Possibly a backdoor was found on the network equipment. But, I suspect that they have simply bought some ppl in the nations that they have outsourced to.

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