According to the food chain, a malware program that attacked credit card readers in Hy-Vee stores involved at least four locations in Dubuque on POS equipment at some Hy-Vee offerings, including gas stations. The investigation found that malware was being installed that was searching for "tracking data" or payment information.
"During the investigation, we removed the malware and implemented advanced security measures, and we continue to work with cybersecurity experts to evaluate more options." Improving the security of payment card data ", said in a press release from Hy-Vee. "In addition, we continue to support law enforcement investigations and work with the payment card networks so that banks issuing payment cards can be made aware of this and initiate enhanced surveillance."
The attack did not affect the cash registers at grocery stores in B. in shops or pharmacies, in clinics or at locations for wine and spirits.
Affected locations in Dubuque are:
- Market Grille, 3500 Dodge St. ̵
- Market Grille, 400 S. Locust St. – January 15 to July 29
- Pay at the pump at the gas station, 2435 Northwest Arterial – December 14 to July 29
- Pay at the pump at the gas station 300 S. Locust St. – Dec. 17 to 29
persons who have used cards at the places affected will be notified by letter or e-mail. Customers are encouraged to monitor their card payment activity for irregularities.
The Federal Trade Commission provides consumers with free information about ways to protect themselves from identity theft. In the event of a data breach, the FTC recommends the following:
- Contact banks or credit card companies for a new card.
- Check the transactions regularly.
- Renew automatic payments and update them with your new number.
- Check your credit report at
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