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

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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.


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