Credit Card Hackers Hit Albertsons and SuperValu

credit card hackersHere we go again. Hackers have once again 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 breach was announced and includes sister stores 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.

Late last year retail chain Target announced it was victimized by hackers and 40 million bank accounts or credit cards had been compromised when its computer system was hacked from November 27 to December 15 of last year.

The companies have not yet announced the extent of the breach or how many customers were affected, but what is known is that the hackers broke into the computer network that processes card payments. It is unclear if the data was stolen.

SuperValu said the virtual break-in affected credit cards swiped at 228 stores between June 22 and July 17. Albertson’s did not say how many of its 1,060 locations were affected by the hack. But it believes more than 700 were affected

Customers who may have been affected were asked to call the Customer Center at 1-877-932-7948 for information.

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