Dundalk as it Happens
Local Centra and Daybreak customers advised to check statements following cyber attack
Customers of local Centra and Daybreak stores have been advised to check their account history following a cyber attack on their parent company Musgraves.
The retailer, who also operate the SuperValu chain of supermarkets, have confirmed that their shops across the state have been subject to a widespread cyber attack with criminals attempting to steal debit and credit card information belonging to customers.
Musgraves said in a statement that it had “detected that malicious software was attempting to extract debit and credit card numbers and expiry dates, but not the cardholder name, PIN number or CCV number.”
The Gardaí andOffice of the Data Protection Commissioner have been informed of the cyber attack.
Musgraves said that there was as yet no evidence that any data had been stolen but it was “advising any concerned shoppers to review activity on their statements as a precautionary measure.”
Centra operate local stores in Bay Estate, Blackrock and Dromiskin while there is a Daybreak store in Louth Village.
SuperValu are due to open later this month in Dundalk at the site of the former Fairways Hotel on the Dublin Road. Their nearest branch at present is in Ardee.