Saturday, May 11, 2013
The cost to the bank has been "significant," an executive said.
Customers of Commerce Bank should keep an eye on the mail. You're likely getting new debit cards, even if you didn't ask for one. Clayton-based Commerce Bancshares confirms that customers throughout the region are getting new cards as a precaution following a security breach at Schnucks grocery stores around the area that compromised customer financial data. Carl Bradbury, Commerce's Director of Consumer Products, wouldn't identify Schnucks by name in an interview Thursday but did acknowledge "a large event" where cards were considered compromised, prompting the move. The decision to re-issue does not mean that a customer's card was necessarily compromised, but that it was used during a time period where others were. Bradbury also said …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Schnuck says approximately 2.4 million credit and debit cards used at 79 stores may have been compromised. Check out the list of stores and the latest on the security breach investigation.
Monday morning, Schnucks released its list of St. Louis area stores that were impacted by the recent security breach. As a result of that breach, Schnucks customers across the St. Louis area have found fraudulent charges on their debit and cards. The Schnucks stores on the list (which can be found in the PDF portion of this article along with a timeline issued by Schnucks) are located in a number of Patches throughout St. Louis, St. Charles and surrounding counties. Schnuck says approximately 2.4 million credit and debit cards used at 79 may have been compromised between December and March. The company also says the card number and expiration date may have been accessed, but not the cardholder’s name or address. Schnucks has also set up a …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The grocer is still investigating the scope of a data breach that compromised debit and credit card information.
A Schnucks spokesperson Tuesday could not specify exactly when, but said the grocer will identify a list of stores impacted by a cyberattack last month which left customers vulnerable to identity theft and fraudulent charges on their debit or credit cards along with a timeframe if when they were vulnerable. The company has already announced that it had "found and contained" the problem, but hasn't said exactly how it happened. "We have never spoken to scope of this because we just don't know it," Lori Willis said by phone Tuesday morning. The company released a weekend statement updating the situation, which you can read below. "We announced on March 30 that we had found and contained the issue. We strongly believe our containment …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The grocer said the issue with card purchases has been "found and contained." The company said it is working with law enforcement agencies and the Missouri Attorney General's office moving forward.
Schnucks announced early Saturday morning that a "very intense" investigation has revealed that the grocery store chain was the victim of a cyberattack and the problem was "found and contained," according to a company statement. "We have identified the issue and taken comprehensive measures to contain the incident. We are cooperating with law enforcement, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and the credit card companies to determine the scope and magnitude of this crime and apprehend those individuals making fraudulent purchases, Schnucks CEO Scott Schnuck said in the statement. "Our customers can continue using credit and debit cards at our stores. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers," he added. …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Maryland Heights-based grocer has been feeling the wrath of customers who have had their bank accounts and credit cards compromised by identity thieves this month.
A spokeswoman for Schnucks told Patch Friday night that the grocery store chain has not been able to pinpoint the source of a breach that has left customers across the St. Louis region vulnerable to identity theft and bank accounts at risk. The Secret Service, which as of earlier this week was not officially involved in an investigation but had been in touch with local law enforcement agencies, speculated that it could be a third party which processes credit and debit card transactions. Once those card numbers are obtained, they are sold online in a black market, purchased by someone who creates new cards with the old numbers and racks up charges. In many cases, those charges are flagged by the card issuer and the consumer is cleared of …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
While the Secret Service is not yet officially involved in an investigation, it has advice for St. Louis-area consumers who may be worried.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Secret Service is not yet officially involved in an investigation, but has advice for worried St. Louis-area consumers.
Authorities from jurisdictions around the St. Louis area are confirming reports in recent days that Schnucks may have had its credit card collection system compromised, making consumers vulnerable to identity theft. The St. Louis County Police Department is one of the agencies which have taken reports. The St. Louis County Wildwood Precinct posted an alert on its Facebook page Wednesday stating the department has taken numerous reports for fraudulent use of a credit device. Police also warned, "You may have seen the news and learned there had been a recent epidemic of these reports throughout St. Louis County and its municipalities. We are asking that you be vigilant in checking your accounts for any unauthorized transactions." Arnold …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The grocer is hiring for all St. Louis area stores and positions.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Charter execs who want to work from New York makes a lot of sense, unless you are a stockholder, employee and customer.
A trio of top cable TV executives were hired to save Charter Communications recently. Charter is a company that just a year ago a service truck was worth more than 50,000 shares of common stock. The trio is all from New York, having worked at Cablevision. They don’t want to move to St. Louis and want some of the current support staff to move to New York, where the plan to obtain office space in Manhattan. Here is some free advice to these big shots. Let’s look at the plusses and minus in this deal. Housing and costs You can buy a house three times as big as the one you own now for less money. You also see a lower tax rate on the house. Your grocery bill will be cheaper and gasoline won’t cost as much. There are the occasional tornado …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Here's a photo gallery of available spaces on Jeffco Boulevard and Richardson Road. From big to small–what would you like to see in Arnold?
What new business would you like to see move into Arnold? According to the Website, 63010.com, there are more than 70 places to eat here, including Burger King, Bandanas Barbeque, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Texas Roadhouse. We have and 50 stores to buy a wide variety of things, including 7-Eleven, Circle K, Dollar General, Schnucks, Dierbergs and Lowes. What's missing here? A service? A particular restuarant? Here's a gallery of available real estate for businesses on Jeffco Boulevard and Richardson Road. Some are right on the road and some are in malls. Take a look and shout it out.