Kroger reports Accellion data breach affecting pharmacy records, associate HR data

Brian Planalp reports: Kroger is informing some customers and associates that a third-party software company it uses for data services recently suffered a data breach. Kroger’s own IT systems were not affected, and no grocery store data, credit or debit card information or customer account passwords were impacted, according to the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain. Read more on Fox19. In its press release, Kroger says After being informed of the incident’s effect on January 23, 2021, Kroger discontinued the use of Accellion’s services, reported the incident to federal law enforcement, and initiated its own forensic investigation to review the potential scope and impact of the incident. At this time, they believe that less than 1% of customers and associates have been impacted. The customers would be the Health Services customers (patients) and Money Services customers.DataBreaches.netRead More