Supervalu Inc. has not said how many consumers were affected by a recent credit card data breach, but one security expert believes the number of credit card accounts involved could be “in the millions” — and that could potentially include customers at 35 Shoppers stores in Greater Washington.
There are 209 Supervalu affiliates impacted around the country, company executives say.
Though the incident was smaller than Target’s massive data rupture from 2013, the scope of Supervalu’s breach could be bigger than initially thought, according to Evan Francen, president of Minnesota-based information security management company FRSecure.
“It’s pretty widespread and it was almost a full month of card usage,” Francen told the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, a sister news operation. “Millions of card numbers were probably stolen. It’s disappointing that they haven’t been more forthcoming. No one really knows what’s going on.”
The Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based grocery supplier and retailer said in a press release there was an intrusion into a computer network that processed credit card transactions. The breach happened between June 22 and July 17, according to the company. Supervalu said the intruders may have been able to cull account numbers, card expiration dates and cardholder name information upon gaining access to point-of-sale systems.
Below is a list of Shoppers locations in Greater Washington affected by the breach. For a complete list of impacted stores, follow this link. A Supervalu call center for questions on the breach can be reached at (855) 731-6018.
Shoppers, 4801 Marlboro Pike, Capitol Heights
Shoppers, 6300 Coventry Way, Clinton
Shoppers, 4720 Cherry Hill Road, College Park
Shoppers, 3831 Bladensburg Road, Colmar Manor
Shoppers, 2950 Donnell St., Forestville
Shoppers, 5820 Silver Hill Road, Forestville
Shoppers, 18066 Mateny Road, Germantown
Shoppers, 2441 Chillum Road, Hyattsville
Shoppers, 5110 Nicholson Lane, Kensington
Shoppers, 7051 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Landover
Shoppers, 10501 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Lanham
Shoppers, 806 Largo Center Drive, Largo
Shoppers, 13600 Baltimore Ave., Laurel
Shoppers, 3441 Fort Meade Road, Laurel
Shoppers, 7790 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton
Shoppers, 18140 Village Mart Drive, Olney
Shoppers, 6111 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill
Shoppers, 6881 New Hampshire Ave., Takoma Park
Shoppers, 2201 Randolph Road, Wheaton
Shoppers, 3801 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria