Kroger confirms data breach impacts customers of pharmacy, money services



Feb 19, 2021


CINCINNATI Kroger announced Friday a data breach is impacting customers of its pharmacy and money services.


In a release, the Cincinnati-based grocery chain said that an "unauthorized person gained access to certain Kroger files by exploiting a vulnerability" in the file transfer service, Accellion, a third-party company used by Kroger to send secure file transfers.


According to Kroger officials, the breach was isolated to Accellion's services and did not impact the rest of Kroger's grocery store systems or data. No credit or debit card information or customer account passwords were compromised, Kroger said in the release.


After Kroger was notified of the incident in January, it stopped using Accellion's services. The company also reported the incident to federal law enforcement and began investigating the possible effects of the breach.


After investigating, Kroger said...