Aug 14 U.S. supermarket chain Supervalu Inc
is investigating a potential data breach that could have
affected more than 1,000 of its stores, the Wall Street Journal
reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the
The data breach appears to have taken place in late June or
early July and may be due to malicious software installed by
hackers on the retailer's point-of-sale network, the people told
the Journal. (on.wsj.com/1vONB4u)
Rival Target Corp suffered a huge data breach last
year that resulted in the theft of 40 million payment card
numbers and 70 million other pieces of customer data such as
email addresses and phone numbers.
Supervalu had 3,763 stores as of April, according to a
Supervalu was not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Ramkumar Iyer in Bangalore; Editing by Lisa