DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – Hy-Vee, Inc. is investigating a possible data breach involving its payment processing systems for some of its commercial properties, according to a statement released by the company Wednesday.  According to Hy-Vee, they recently discovered unusual activity on certain aspects of their payment processing systems. They look specifically at transactions with gas pumps at Hy-Vee gas stations, drive-through coffee shops, and their store-run restaurants such as Market Grille, Market Grille Express and certain Wahlbergers locations.
These specific locations use a card reading system other than those at the major grocery stores, drugstores, or purchases made at the Hy-Vee Gas locations instead of at the pump. For the time being, the Company believes that transactions using these card processing systems are safe for this potential breach.
Hy-Vee has initiated unspecified actions that the company said have apparently stopped the unauthorized activity on their payment systems.
"Because the investigation is in the earliest stages, we do not have any further details to provide at this time," the company said in a statement. "We will notify our customers as we gain further clarity on the specific timeframes and locations that may have been involved."
Hy-Vee recommends customers who are keen to follow their statements and balance for unauthorized activity. If a customer notices something unexpected, they should contact their financial institution.
The company is working with named cybersecurity companies, federal law enforcement and debit card networks on the issue.