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ABC 7 reports that Jewel-Osco has been targeted by hackers for the second time in less than two months. Late August or early September, malicious software was installed in the networks that process debit and credit card transactions, meaning account numbers, expiration dates and customer names may have been accessed. Jewel-Osco has launched an investigation, and the number of people affected is to be determined.
In the mean time, customers who shopped in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa are being advised to monitor their bank accounts and change their passwords to something complicated. With the frequency of data breaches these days, this sounds like good advice for shoppers everywhere.
· Jewel-Osco Hackers May Have Accessed Credit, Debit Info [ABC 7]