[ISN] Supervalu Says Hackers May Have Stolen U.S. Customers’ Data

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-15/supervalu-says-hackers-may-have-stolen-u-s-shoppers-card-data.html? By Robert Valpuesta Bloomberg.com Aug 15, 2014 Supervalu Inc. (SVU) said customers’ payment-card details may have been stolen as the U.S. grocery chain with more than 3,300 stores became the latest to fall victim to hackers. The data may have been stolen from cards used in Supervalu stores from June 22 to July 17 following a network intrusion, the Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based company said in a statement today. Payment companies have been notified and law-enforcement agencies are investigating, it said. Supervalu joins a lengthening list of companies whose systems have been compromised. Minneapolis-based retailer Target Corp. was victim of a breach last year that allowed hackers to gain access to payment data for 40 million customers’ cards. Hackers in Russia have amassed 1.2 billion sets of looted user names and passwords, the largest known cache of stolen personal information, U.S. company Hold Security LLC said this month. Cybercrime costs as much as $575 billion a year and remains a growth industry with attacks on banks, retailers and energy companies that will worsen, according to a June report by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies and sponsored by network security company McAfee Inc. […]




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