CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – According to a report, millions of credit and debit cards sold online are traced back to information stolen in a data breach at certain Hy-Vee payment terminals -Sicherheitsforscher.
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KrebsOnSecurity, a site of technology security writer Brian Krebs, posted a story Thursday claiming 5.3 million credits and encumbrances In fact, accounts from a total of 35 states that appeared on a stolen map sales website actually came from Hy-Vee stores.
Krebs based his report on two anonymous sources, including one from a major financial institution.
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Hy-Vee Transactions at major grocery stores, drugstores, or purchases within Hy-Vee Gas locations, not at the pump, are not affected by the breach of privacy. The company also claimed that it had resolved the problem, but continues to work with investigators and law enforcement officials on the problem.
Hy-Vee has not made any further public statements on the issue since its first disclosure on August 14. The company sent the following statement to the Des Moines-based television broadcaster KCCI: "We know that reports from payment service providers and card networks are being offered for sale through payment data, and we work with the payment card networks to help them identify the cards and work with issuing banks to initiate increased monitoring of accounts. "
Krebs said that information from the card set was sold at between $ 17 and $ 35 apiece.
Hy-Vee recommends customers who are concerned to monitor their bank statements and credit to unauthorized activity. If a customer notices something unexpected, they should contact their financial institution.