Supermarket Hy-Vee reported that the card payment acceptance system had been disrupted at several of its locations and services.
The 245-store chain reported on August 14 that there had been a security incident, namely a payment processing system that processed transactions at some drive-thru coffee shops and restaurants. The company did not report exactly which day the problem was discovered, and what information was potentially involved, but told its customers it had hired a third-party cybersecurity company to investigate the incident.
“We managed to take action and stopped the hacking at our payment processing points,” said Hai-Wy, Just as he added that the investigation is mainly aimed at card operations at its Market Grills, Market Grille Express and Wahlburgers points, which are full owned and operated by Hai-Wy.
The payment system at these locations is separate from those used in grocery stores, pharmacies and convenience stores of the company, and there is no information yet that any information has been removed from these POS devices.
‘Because the investigation is in its very beginning, we don ‘t have any details to tell at this time. We will provide notice to our customers as we gain further clarity about the specific timing and locations that may have been involved, “the company said.