Albertson’s and SuperValu – Super markets are not spared

In August, some of the country’s most popular supermarkets, including Albertson’s and SuperValu, reported they experienced data breaches over the summer. Hackers broke into the debit and credit card payment networks of the stores under the AB Acquisitions LLC umbrella. This includes Acme, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Shop ‘N Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. SuperValu said the hack affected 228 of its stores. Albertson’s estimated that more than 700 of its locations were impacted in Idaho, Montana, Southern California, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming, Southern Utah and Washington. SuperValu and Albertson’s use the same technology to process their payments.

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