ST. LOUIS — Schnucks was the victim of a recent attack on its computer network that compromised its credit and debit card system, the supermarket chain said.
Saying that it had "found and contained" the issue behind the attack, Schnucks said that a computer code discovered by an outside computer forensic firm had been designed to capture magnetic stripe data on the back of cards.
"After an extensive review, we confirmed that Schnucks was the victim of a cyberattack," chairman and CEO Scott Schnuck said. "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."
The chain said it had made security enhancements to prevent the attacks from continuing, and that customers could continue using their credit and debit cards at Schnucks stores, and that the company would investigate how long the issue had existed and which stores were affected.