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Schnucks breach will likely cost millions
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 01:27:04 -0500 (CDT)
By Georgina Gustin
April 6, 2013
Book stores. Banks. Even data security companies. They’ve all become recent
targets of increasingly sophisticated, determined — some say talented — hacker
The “Friendliest Stores in Town” appear to be among their latest.
Last month, Schnuck Markets Inc. confirmed it had been hacked and was
investigating a breach that led to customer credit and debit cards getting
fraudulently charged. The number of compromised cards is likely in the tens of
thousands, experts say.
Immediately, the Maryland Heights-based company was lambasted for failing to
report the breach sooner, and, more importantly consumers said, for not
explicitly telling shoppers to stop using their cards while it worked to fix
the problem. Loyal Schnucks shoppers said they’d migrate to competitors. They
wanted an apology, which they say did not come soon enough or adequately.
On March 30, two weeks after it detected the attack, Schnucks released a
statement, saying it had “found and contained” the breach. When pressed for
details that would explain how the breach was located and fixed, the company
would not provide any.
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