Monday, 21 October, 2019

Hy-Vee continuing payment card fraud probe

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Russell Knight | 07 October, 2019, 13:12

Investigators were able identify the operation of malware created to access payment card data from cards used on point-of-sale devices at certain Hy-Vee fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants.

Updated information from Hy Vee shows some Quincy area transactions could have been compromised this summer.

On July 29, unauthorized activity was registered on some payment processing systems and an investigation started. with the help of cybersecurity experts.

The malware was created to access track data, which may include the cardholder's name, card number, expiration date and internal verification code.

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In late August, a security researcher at Krebs on Security claimed card account records from the Hy-Vee incident may be part of a 5.3 million payment card dump on the data market Joker's Stash.

According to Hy-Vee, "The investigation identified the operation of malware created to access payment card data from cards used on point-of-sale ("POS") devices at certain Hy-Vee fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants". The company says front end checkout lanes, pharmacies, customer service and wine and spirits locations were not affected. Customers who have been identified in the data breach will be receiving correspondence from the company on the next steps in their investigation. A list of locations and times can be found at www.hy-vee.com/paymentcardincident.

According to a release, during the investigation, the malware was removed and enhanced security measures were implemented. In addition, we continue to support law enforcement's investigation and are working with the payment card networks so that the banks that issue payment cards can be made aware and initiate heightened monitoring.

Customers are encouraged to review payment card statements and report any unauthorized activity to your card issuer.

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