ST. LOUIS — Schnuck Markets here said hackers appear to have attempted to steal payment-card data from customers, but the issue has been “found and contained.”
The company said it “has taken comprehensive measures designed to block any further access.”
“Now that the issue has been identified and contained, the investigation will turn to determining for how long the issue existed and which stores were affected,” the company said in a statement.
“After an extensive review, we confirmed that Schnucks was the victim of a cyberattack,” said Scott Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer. “We have identified the issue and taken comprehensive measures to contain the incident. We are cooperating with law enforcement, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and the credit card companies to determine the scope and magnitude of this crime and apprehend those individuals making fraudulent purchases.”
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Schnucks advised that if customers suspect their cards may have been compromised, they should immediately contact their credit or debit card company.
Schnuck Markets operates 100 stores (including five Logli and six Hilander stores) in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa.
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