Hy-Vee Reports Possible Data Breach
Hy-Vee is warning customers about a data breach involving some of its payment processing systems, the company said in a statement.
The investigation focuses on credit card payments at Hy-Vee restaurants, fuel pumps and drive-through coffee shops. The company does not believe it involves payments systems inside its grocery stores, drug stores and convenience stores. Hy-Vee uses encryption technology for processing transactions inside those stores.
The unauthorized activity was discovered in late July. The company is still trying to determine if any data was actually accessed.
In the meantime, Hy-Vee is urging its customers to monitor their financial accounts.
The Iowa-based company also says it has taken steps that it believes will prevent future Hy-Vee Data Breaches. It intends to notify customers when it can determine specific timeframes and locations that may have been breached.
Hy-Vee has stores in New Hope, Brooklyn Park and Robbinsdale, with another store under construction in southwest Maple Grove.