Albertsons/AB Acquisitions - 29/09/2014

AB Acquisition LLC announced the discovery of a separate criminal investigation involving payment cards of customers who shopped at Albertsons stores, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's and Star Markets. The company has discovered that a different malware was used in some of the stores than what was discovered in the recent data breach incident on August 2014. This breach is more recent than the August breach and appears to have happened at the end of August, beginning of September 2014. This newer breach reportedly captured account numbers, expiration dates, other numerical information and/or cardholder names. The company has different point of sale systems at the different locations. Reportedly Albertson stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas and their two Super Saver Food Stores in Northern Utah were not affected. Those stores that were affected includes Albertsons stores in Southern California, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Southern Utah. In addition, ACME Markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey were affected, along with Jewel-Osco stores in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana and Shaw's and Star Markets stores in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.The timeframes of the breach are August 27, 2014 through September 21, 2014. The company is offering free credit monitoring for one year  with AllClearID at no cost to those who were affected. For questions, call 1-855-865-4449.More Information: http://oag.ca.gov/ecrime/databreach/reports/sb24-46749