Belfast Telegraph

Shop at SuperValu, Centra or Mace? Customers told to check their bank statements

Customers of SuperValu, Centra and Mace have been advised to review their bank statements following a cyber attack.

Retail group Musgrave, the parent company of the three outlets, has said that this should be taken as a precautionary measure.

The cyber attack against customers of the stores has seen malicious software attempt to extract credit card and debit card numbers and expiry dates.

No attempt had been made to extract cardholders' names, PIN numbers, or CCV numbers - but all concerned shoppers have been advised by the company to review their statements as a precautionary measure.

The company has launched an investigation, and has said it has contacted the relevant authorities.

It has confirmed that to deal with the attack in the Republic, it has reported the incident to An Garda Siochana and the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.

Musgrave has said that it has installed technical fixes and is actively monitoring the situation.

A spokesperson for the retail group said: "The protection of information is an absolute priority for Musgrave, with a range of security solutions including threat-monitoring, anti-virus software, firewall and penetration testing deployed. The company aims to ensure that security standards are maintained at the highest levels and apologises to its customers for this issue."

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