Hy-Vee Suffered Data Breach Through PoS Systems
One of the largest U.S. grocery-store chains, Hy-Vee, has experienced a data breach after staff discovered a vulnerability on some of its point-of-sale (PoS) systems.
The company reported transactions made at Hy-Vee fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants may have been recorded by hackers. A list of the exact locations of those impacted has not yet been released. However, the company is certain the breach does not impact all locations, as different PoS systems are used in different locations.
Hy-Vee has confirmed, payments made through Aisles Online were not compromised.
A company spokesperson reported the organization believes it has taken appropriate actions to stop any unauthorized activity on their PoS systems moving forward.
In the meantime, Hy-Vee, is encouraging customers who believe they might have had their card data swiped to check card statements at regular intervals for any suspicious transactions. If unauthorized transactions do occur, it is imperative individuals contact their banking institutions as quickly as possible.