• 39°

Hannaford Bros. data-security breach

When hackers obtained payment card data from Food Lion sister grocer Hannaford Bros., it may have been the first publicly known breach of a merchant compliant with the Payment Card Industry data-security standard.”We were certified (as PCI-compliant) last spring and we were recertified in February,” Carol Eleazer, Hannaford vice president of marketing, told the Digital Transactions News for a report Wednesday.
Some 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers were exposed in the breakdown that happened sometime between Dec. 7 and March 10. About 1,800 cases of fraud are believed linked to the breach.
The card numbers and expiration dates were intercepted during the authorization process, which means it could have come as data moved between cash registers and servers. Payment Card Industry standards require encryption of data in transit.U.S. Secret Service and other experts are investigating the breach.
Merchants often don’t disclose breaches involving payment card data. “This is the first publicly disclosed breach of data in transit, and there may be more to come,” payment security researcher Avivah Litan of Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Inc., told Digital Transactions News.
Belgium-based Delhaize Group’s Delhaize America Inc. unit includes Food Lion, Hannaford and other grocery chains.
A spokeswoman said Food Lion, which wasn’t affected by the incident, abides by the Payment Card Industry’s strictest security standards.
The breach involved all 165 Hannaford Bros. stores in New England and New York, 106 stores in Florida of corporate affiliate Sweetbay, and some independent grocery stores in the Northeast that carry Hannaford products.

Comments

Comments closed.

Nation/World

Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 deaths, 166 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month