recommended reading

Threatwatch

Supervalu looks like the latest data breach victim

Network intrusion; Payment device infection

In addition to servicing its own stores, which include the Albertsons, Acme Markets, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's and Star Markets brands, the supermarket chain also provides tech support to Cub Foods, Hornbacher's and Farm Fresh, in roughly two dozen states.

Supervalu called the hack a "criminal intrusion" that might have netted account numbers, expiration dates and cardholder names from customers who used plastic cards at stores.

The hackers might have inserted malware into the company's point-of-sale network. That system includes the cash register and terminals that handle credit and debit card transactions.

The company says the incident might have affected about 200 stores, while people familiar with the situation have placed the figure at up to 1,000 locations.

Supervalu recently sold the other stores affected.

The company has not determined that any cardholder data “was in fact stolen by the intruder, and it has no evidence of any misuse of any such data, but is making this announcement out of an abundance of caution," Supervalu said.

An investigation is ongoing. 

sector

Food and Beverage

reported

August 14, 2014

reported by

Wall Street Journal

number affected

200-1,000 stores

location of breach

Unknown

perpetrators

Criminals

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

between June 22 and July 17

date breach detected

Unknown

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from Nextgov.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • It’s Time for the Federal Government to Embrace Wireless and Mobility

    The United States has turned a corner on the adoption of mobile phones, tablets and other smart devices, outpacing traditional desktop and laptop sales by a wide margin. This issue brief discusses the state of wireless and mobility in federal government and outlines why now is the time to embrace these technologies in government.

    Download
  • Featured Content from RSA Conference: Dissed by NIST

    Learn more about the latest draft of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance document on authentication and lifecycle management.

    Download
  • A New Security Architecture for Federal Networks

    Federal government networks are under constant attack, and the number of those attacks is increasing. This issue brief discusses today's threats and a new model for the future.

    Download
  • Going Agile:Revolutionizing Federal Digital Services Delivery

    Here’s one indication that times have changed: Harriet Tubman is going to be the next face of the twenty dollar bill. Another sign of change? The way in which the federal government arrived at that decision.

    Download
  • Software-Defined Networking

    So many demands are being placed on federal information technology networks, which must handle vast amounts of data, accommodate voice and video, and cope with a multitude of highly connected devices while keeping government information secure from cyber threats. This issue brief discusses the state of SDN in the federal government and the path forward.

    Download
  • The New IP: Moving Government Agencies Toward the Network of The Future

    Federal IT managers are looking to modernize legacy network infrastructures that are taxed by growing demands from mobile devices, video, vast amounts of data, and more. This issue brief discusses the federal government network landscape, as well as market, financial force drivers for network modernization.

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.