Grocer Aldi says vandals compromised payments

By the Associated Press

BATAVIA, Ill. (AP) - Grocery chain Aldi Inc. says private information of its customers in 11 states, including New York, may have been exposed to theft when they paid for purchases using payment terminals that had been tampered with.

The company said Friday that vandalized terminals were placed in stores between June and August and let unauthorized individuals see Aldi customers' names, account numbers and secret codes.

The company would not disclose the scope of the fraud but says it has removed affected machines from stores and is working with law enforcement.

Affected stores are in parts of Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
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