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
- Shoppers, 6200 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria
- Shoppers, 7660 Richmond Highway, Alexandria
- Shoppers, 9274 Old Kenne Mill Road, Burke
- Shoppers, 6335 Multiplex Drive, Centreville
- Shoppers, 4174 Fortuna Center Plaza, Dumfries
- Shoppers, 9622 Main Street, Fairfax
- Shoppers, 6360 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church
- Shoppers, 7005 Manchester Lakes, Franconia
- Shoppers, 2425 Centreville Road, Herndon
- Shoppers, 1079 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Leesburg
- Shoppers, 9409 Lorton Market St., Lorton
- Shoppers, 9540 Liberia Ave., Manassas
- Shoppers, 10864 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas
- Shoppers, 47100 Community Plaza, Stafford
- Shoppers, 14000 Shoppers Best Way, Sterling
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