Jewel-Osco says customer credit card info compromised

Jewel-Osco store | File photo
Jewel-Osco store | File photo

The parent company of Jewel-Osco announced Friday that some of its customers’ credit card data may be compromised after computer hacking — the company called it an “unlawful intrusion” — involving some of its stores, including those in Illinois and Indiana.

Customers who used a credit or debit card at Jewel-Osco between June 22 and July 17 may have their data compromised, according to a statement posted on the company’s website. However, the company, AB Acquisition, said they have since contained the intrusion and have yet to determine if any cardholder data was in fact stolen.

“We know our customers are concerned about the security of their payment card data, and we work hard to protect it,” Mark Bates, senior vice president and chief information officer at AB Acquisition LLC, said in a statement posted on the site.

“It’s important to note that there is no evidence at this point that consumer data has been misused.”

The company has hired a third-party forensics team to investigate and the intrusion. AB Acquisition said it would release more have further information within the next day.

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