ST. LOUIS — More than 1 million customers of Schnuck Markets here may have had their payment-card information stolen, according to a local report Sunday.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch, citing Schnucks sources, said the payment-card breach the company reported had been “found and contained” on March 30, began in December and may have compromised the data of more than 1 million shoppers at 79 Schnucks locations.
The potential extent and duration of the breach had previously not been revealed.
In a statement to the newspaper, Scott Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer, apologized on behalf of the company and added, “Over the years, technology has helped us deliver superior customer service, but it also introduces risks that we have actively worked to manage through compliance audits, encryption technology and various other security measures.”
At least two lawsuits have ben filed against the company related to the breach. The company was not immediately available for further comment Monday morning.
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Schnucks previously said it was first informed by credit card companies on March 15 that banks had detected fraud on 12 different credit cards that had been used at Schnucks. It hired forensics investigation firm Mandiant, which Schnucks said found the first indication of a cyberattack on March 28.
Schnucks also said it “continuously works to maintain its payment card processing environment in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.
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