Skip to main content

Hy-Vee confirms credit card breach at gas pumps, restaurants

The company detected unauthorized activity on its payment processing system.

Supermarket chain Hy-Vee has revealed that the credit card payment information of some of its customers has been exposed in a recent data breach.

The Iowa-based company, which has grocery stores dotted around southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities, says there was a "security incident" involving the payment processing systems at its fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops and restaurants.

The restaurants include its Market Grilles, Market Grille Express and Wahlburgers locations operating at Hy-Vee grocery stores.

Hy-Vee says it recently detected "unauthorized activity" on these payment systems, prompting it to bring in cybersecurity experts and notify federal law enforcement.

"We believe the actions we have taken have stopped the unauthorized activity on our payment processing systems," a company statement said. 

"Because the investigation is in its earliest stages, we do not have any additional details to provide at this time," it added. "We will provide notification to our customers as we get further clarity about the specific timeframes and locations that may have been involved."

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

These places have different payment processing systems than Hy-Vee's grocery, liquor and drug stores, which have not been impacted by the breach.

Nonetheless anyone who has used Hy-Vee's gas stations, coffee shops and restaurants are advised to keep an eye on their credit card statements for any unusual activity.

More information will be updated here on the Hy-Vee website.

Next Up

Tettegouche State Park bridge

Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park

Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.

Keith Harvell

Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man

Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.

900 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota - July 2021

2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting

A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.

Proctor football

Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate

The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.

Doug Wardlow

Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary

Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.

Flickr - welcome to minnesota sign - Tony Webster

US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI

The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.

tornado

7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND

Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, May 17

72 hours of case data reported over the weekend is included in Tuesday updates.

Stallings surveillance footage - screengrab - crop

City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement

Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.

Kayak

2 rescued after kayaks capsize on Sauk River

Recent heavy rainfall produced a strong currents on the water.

Related

Hy-Vee to install protective windows at checkouts, bans reusable bags

The Iowa-based retailer is taking the step to protect its staff from the coronavirus.

Hy-Vee

Staff at Mankato Hy-Vee incorrectly diluted COVID vaccines for 62 patients

The retailer says that there is no reason for medical concern.

Hy-Vee recalls 6 products over salmonella, listeria concerns

The grocery chain has stores in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota.

Dunn brothers

Data breach impacts card users at Dunn Bros., Sebastian Joe's

A Minnesota company that provides point-of-sale services has confirmed a breach.

Hy-Vee ends 24-hour shopping in Minnesota

The Iowa-based chain is making the change starting Monday.

hy-vee sterile carts

Hy-Vee starts using automated system to disinfect shopping carts

By mid-November, more than 200 Hy-Vee stores will have this system in place.