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Kroger warns customers, employees of IT breach

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Posted at 7:06 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 21:06:03-05

National grocery chain Kroger said on Friday that some of its health and money services data has been breached by an authorized user.

The company said that a “limited number” of its customers and employees were affected by the breach. The company believes that fewer than 1% of its customers were impacted.

The grocery chain added that no credit or debit card data were accessed in the hack.

Kroger said it was among several companies impacted by a breach from third-party secure file transfers using Accellion. Kroger said it has stopped using Accellion services.

Customers seeking additional information on the breach can call a dedicated phone number for the incident at 1 (855) 558-2999 between 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PT (Monday through Friday) and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT (Saturday and Sunday).

Kroger is the parent company for a number of other regional grocery chains, including Ralphs, Harris Teeter, Fry’s, King Soopers and Fred Meyer.