Hy-Vee Issues Warning to Customers After Discovering Point-of-Sale Breach
UPDATE: Hy-Vee now has a page that provides dates and locations that were affected by this breach. Visit https://www.hy-vee.com/paymentcardincident/ to check for dates and locations when your card information may have been stolen.
Though the firm cannot cite specific locations in which its point-of-sale (PoS) systems were affected due to an ongoing investigation, supermarket chain Hy-Vee notified its customers this week that a security breach occurred on certain systems. Thus far, it's believed that transactions at "Hy-Vee fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants (Market Grilles, Market Grille Expresses, and Wahlburgers)" may be vulnerable to hackers. A spokesperson said, "We believe the actions we have taken stopped the unauthorized activity on our payment processing systems."
Registers in Hy-Vee grocery stores utilize a different system and are reportedly not affected in the same way as those in the auxiliary enterprises. More information is available on the Hy-Vee site at https://www.hy-vee.com/corporate/news-events/announcements/notice-of-payment-card-data-incident/