In Depth: Schnucks Data Thieves Far From Law Enforcement’s Grasp

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

In late March, before Schnuck Markets Inc. knew the extent of a breach that compromised as many as 2.4 million debit and credit cards, a Walmart employee in Plano, Texas, saw something strange. The employee, a loss prevention officer, noticed a woman acting oddly.

It turned out the woman was attempting to shop with counterfeit cards containing data that had been stripped from a card used at a Schnucks grocery, hundreds of miles away and probably months beforehand.

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