Last month, MAPCO Express Inc. retail fuel and convenience stores put out a security breach press release. On May 6, 2013 MAPCO announced that third-party hackers had accessed the payment card process systems in certain locations on certain dates.
Specifically, the company warned customers that their credit card or debit card information may have been compromised if they used a card at MAPCO Express®, MAPCO Mart®, East Coast®, Discount Food Mart™, Fast Food and Fuel™, Delta Express®, and Favorite Markets® locations in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia. The dates when the cards were thought to be compromised include March 19 – 25, 2013, April 14 – 15, 2013, and April 20 – 21, 2013.
According to MAPCO, the information taken “could potentially be used to initiate fraudulent credit and debit card transactions.” MAPCO reports that it took action as soon as it became aware that malware was getting information from its system. The company is allegedly working with computer experts, the FBI, and others to investigate what happened and to help improve security in its systems.
MAPCO encourages anyone who thinks there may have been fraudulent activity on an account to contact their bank, credit card, or debit card company immediately. Additionally, all customers are being advised to be vigilant about monitoring activity on their accounts and credit reports. More information about what to do is available on the MAPCO website.
Our Kentucky class action lawyers hope that anyone who has been impacted by the MAPCO security breach is able to resolve the issue quickly and completely.