Kroger Co. issued a statement Friday confirming personal data, including Social Security numbers of some of its pharmacy and clinic customers, may have been stolen in the hack of a third-party vendor’s file-transfer service, according to the Associated Press
(21 February, Bajak). In a statement, Kroger said affected patient information could include names, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health insurance and medical history information, and prescription details. The Cincinnati-based grocery and pharmacy chain said it believes less than one percent of its customers were affected by the breach. Some current and former employees were also impacted, Kroger acknowledged, revealing that a number of personnel records were apparently viewed. Kroger said it is notifying impacted individuals and offering free credit monitoring. The retailer said there is no evidence of fraud involving accessed personal data. Kroger said it was among victims of the December hack of a file-transfer product called FTA developed by Accellion, a California-based company, and that it was notified of the incident on 23 January.
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