Schnucks Still Dealing With Fraud Fallout
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) - The suburban St. Louis-based grocery store chain Schnucks Markets Inc. is among the latest targets of hackers, and experts say the fallout is only beginning.
Schnucks said last month it has been hacked and had hired an outside firm to investigate how it happened. The breach led to fraudulent charges on customer credit and debit cards. No one knows how many cards were compromised, but experts told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch it was likely in the tens of thousands.
Schnucks said on March 30, two weeks after the attack was detected, that the breach was "found and contained." But some angry customers have vowed to move to competitors. The Post-Dispatch reports that Schnucks will likely pay millions in lost business, investigation charges and related costs.