If you've used a credit card a Bashas', check your recent transactions. Some of your personal information may have been stolen, electronically. :(
Here's a link to a short news clip. (Thanks, Bella!) I'll also copy the statement Bashas' released on their Facebook page today. I hope you weren't affected!!
To Our Valued Customers:
We were recently the victim of a cyber attack by highly sophisticated criminals who gained access to parts of our systems to capture payment information. We are cooperating with federal law enforcement officials to undergo a thorough and exhaustive investigation.
Bashas' is and has been compliant with all Payment Card Industry (PCI) security requirements. However, we recently located and removed a highly-sophisticated piece of malware that has never been seen before in the industry. The malware has been identified and contained, and we are working with forensic specialists and federal law enforcement officials in their investigation to find those responsible.
We’ve also installed additional security measures (beyond what is required by the industry) to our point of sale and enterprise systems to further protect our customers’ information from such attacks in the future.
We have fielded some calls about this issue from customers in limited geographic locations. However, we strongly encourage all of our customers to closely monitor their debit and credit card transactions and to report any unusual activity.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any additional questions, please contact our Customer Service Department at 480-883-6131.