Schnucks Reveals 2.4 Million Debit & Credit Cards May Have Been Compromised
Schnucks, a major supermarket chain based in St. Louis, announced that 2.4 million debit and credit cards of its customers may have been compromised over a four month period.
According to company officials, the breach occurred from December 2012 to March of this year. A total of 79 of the 100 Schnucks stores were affected, the great majority located in Missouri and Illinois. The company has stores in Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin which were also affected.
Schnucks officials said the breach dealt only with the card numbers and expirations dates and that no personal information, such as cardholder names and addresses, were taken.
Customers are not happy with the way Schnucks has handled the breach. There is now a class action lawsuit against the company with customers claiming the chain should have informed them immediately of the breach.