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Report: SuperValu, Albertson's grocery stores hit by data breaches

Both Albertson's and SuperValu confirm recent data breaches that could potentially affect a large number of customers

Michael Hatamoto | Aug 15, 2014 at 5:51 pm CDT (0 mins, 57 secs time to read)

Cybercriminals successfully breached Albertson's and SuperValu, which are two of the largest and most popular grocery store chains in the United States. The massive data breach also impacts their umbrella companies, including Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Star Market, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Shop 'N Save, Hornbacher's, and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.

Report: SuperValu, Albertson's grocery stores hit by data breaches | TweakTown.com

The SuperValu breach might have affected customers between June 22 and July 17 in Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Virginia and Missouri. It's unknown how many Albertson's customers might be affected from the data breach.

"The safety of our customers' personal information is a top priority for us," said Sam Duncan, SuperValu President and CEO, in a statement. "The intrusion was identified by our internal team, it was quickly contained, and we have had no evidence of any misuse of any customer data. I regret any inconvenience that this may cause our customers but want to assure them that it is safe to shop in our stores."

Target suffered a major data breach late last year that embarrassed the company and cost it millions - and it will be curious to see what impact, if any, these data breaches have on either company.

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