Albertsons/AB Acquisitions - 15/08/2014

The Albertsons grocery chain in Southern California announced a data breach when hackers attempted to obtain customer credit and debit card information from its approximately 180 Southern California stores, as well as stores in several other states.AB Acquisition LLC which operates Albertson stores, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Markets all under New Albertson’s, Inc. confirmed that the data breach started as early as June 22, 2014 and ended July 17, 2014. "Albertson stores in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and southern Utah were also affected. In addition, ACME Markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey; Jewel-Osco stores in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana; and Shaw’s and Star Markets stores in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island were all impacted by this incident".The company is offering customers who may have been affected by the breach a year of complimentary identity-protection services. For more information, customers can call (877) 932-7948 or visit Albertsons' website. More Information: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-breach-alberstons-20140815-story.html