Target isn't the only retail store operator in Minnesota with data security issues. Eden Prairie-based Supervalu announced it too suffered a "criminal intrusion" into its computer network somewhere between June 22 and July 17.
According to a statement issued by Supervalu, the data breach "may have resulted in the theft of account numbers, and in some cases also the expiration date, other numerical information and/or the cardholder's name, from payment cards used at some point of sale systems at some of the company's owned and franchised stores."
At this point. Supervalu has not determined if cardholder data was stolen and there has been no evidence so far that customers' personal data is being misused.
Stores potentially affected include Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher's, Shop 'n Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy banners. LU stores and stand-along liquor stores may also have been compromised.
"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," said Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO, in a statement. "I regret any inconvenience that this may cause our customers but want to assure them that it is safe to shop in our stores."
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