EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Supervalu announced that it experienced an intrusion into the part of its computer network responsible for processing payment card transactions. The company's retail food stores and some of its associated stand-alone liquor stores were affected by the breach.
The criminal intrusion may have resulted in theft of account numbers as well as expiration dates and other private information from payment cards. There's no evidence that any misuse of the data occurred, but the company said its making the announcement to be cautious. Immediate action was taken to secure the affected parts of the payment network.
“The safety of our customers’ personal information is a top priority for us,” said president and CEO Sam Duncan. “The intrusion was identified by our internal team, it was quickly contained, and we have had no evidence of any misuse of any customer data. I regret any inconvenience that this may cause our customers but want to assure them that it is safe to shop in our stores.”
Supervalu said it has made federal law enforcement authorities aware of the situation and is cooperating in their efforts to investigate the breach and identify those responsible.