Credit Card Machines Shut Down At Some Local Stores Following Cy - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Credit Card Machines Shut Down At Some Local Stores Following Cyber Attack Aimed At Stealing Vital Information

Posted: Updated:
Signs like this one were found on credit card machines at various URM stores across the region Monday morning. URM is working with law enforcement to ensure your information is safe when using a credit card at their stores. Signs like this one were found on credit card machines at various URM stores across the region Monday morning. URM is working with law enforcement to ensure your information is safe when using a credit card at their stores.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Hundreds of debit and credit cards have been compromised in the last few weeks and today some local URM stores shut down their credit and debit machines, to help keep your money safe.

The machines where you swipe your card were turned off because of a potential cyber attack that could have given thieves access to your bank accounts.  It's an attack you may not even notice right away if you become a victim.

This fraud case even has the secret service involved. They say it's the largest fraud case it's investigated in years in the region. Investigators say that thieves use spyware, or malware a type of spam software to hack in to the system to steal credit information.

The stores affected by the attack: 

  • Family Foods
  • Harvest Foods
  • Trading Company Stores
  • Yoke's Fresh Market
  •  Super 1
  • Rosauers
  • Center Place Markets

URM Stores has created a call center to answer questions from customers about the data breach: 877-237-7408.

KHQ spoke to URM CEO Ray Sprinkle Monday afternoon, and he says that the software used to steal identities has been found in several URM stores but not all of them. He says it's working with law enforcement to try and get this problem fixed, but for now there is no clear end to this as to when these stores will accept cards again.


  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Structure Fire At Two Story Commercial Building In Coeur d'Alene

    Structure Fire At Two Story Commercial Building In Coeur d'Alene

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:51:44 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - The Coeur d'Alene Fire Department responded to a structure fire just after 6am Thursday morning at a two-story commercial building in the 1400 block of N. Lincoln Way at Linden. When they arrived at the office building they could see smoke coming up through the roof.More >>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - The Coeur d'Alene Fire Department responded to a structure fire just after 6am Thursday morning at a two-story commercial building in the 1400 block of N. Lincoln Way at Linden. When they arrived at the office building they could see smoke coming up through the roof. More >>
  • Kitchen Fire Causes $20,000 In Damage At WSU Student's Living Quarters

    Kitchen Fire Causes $20,000 In Damage At WSU Student's Living Quarters

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:45:21 GMT
    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six Washington State University students had to seek other living accommodations early Thursday morning after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a two story structure on College Hill.Pullman firefighters were called to 425 Campus St. just before midnight for a report of fire and smoke coming from the building.More >>
    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six Washington State University students had to seek other living accommodations early Thursday morning after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a two story structure on College Hill.Pullman firefighters were called to 425 Campus St. just before midnight for a report of fire and smoke coming from the building.
    More >>
  • Bouncer Shot In Leg At Lion's Lair Bar, Police Looking For Suspects

    Bouncer Shot In Leg At Lion's Lair Bar, Police Looking For Suspects

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:26:58 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 44-year-old man is recovering after he was shot in the leg near Brown and Riverside in Spokane earlier Thursday morning at the Lion's Lair Bar. The victim was actually a bouncer at the Lion's Lair and the shooting followed an altercation inside the bar. Police are currently looking for two suspects who fled the scene.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 44-year-old man is recovering after he was shot in the leg near Brown and Riverside in Spokane earlier Thursday morning at the Lion's Lair Bar. The victim was actually a bouncer at the Lion's Lair and the shooting followed an altercation inside the bar. Police are currently looking for two suspects who fled the scene.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.