MAPCO Issues Alert To Customers About Security Breach

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Have you shopped or bought gas at a MAPCO recently?  The company says it has experienced a security breach.

The company says this breach, by third-party hackers, may have compromised the credit/debit card information of certain MAPCO customers.

“We truly regret any inconvenience this may have caused you and we have implemented further security measures designed to prevent these incidents in the future,” the company said in a statement.

The stores include MAPCO Express®, MAPCO Mart®, East Coast®, Discount Food Mart™, Fast Food and Fuel™, Delta Express®, and Favorite Markets® locations in Tennessee, northern and central Alabama, Arkansas, northern Georgia, Kentucky, northern Mississippi, and Virginia.

The company’s statement said third-party hackers used malware to access the payment card processing systems in stores between March 19-25, April 14-15, and April 20-21, 2013.

MAPCO said it’s not clear if customers’ card information was stolen, but wanted to issue the notification about this criminal activity.

“As soon as we learned of the malware, we took steps to disable the malware and further strengthen the security of our payment card processing systems,” the company said.  “We also began working with a nationally-recognized computer forensics investigation firm and the payment card associations to determine exactly what happened and what information may have been compromised.  We are cooperating with federal law enforcement, including the FBI’s Joint Cyber Crime Task Force, to find the third party hackers responsible for this crime.  We are providing this notice to you after law enforcement advised that notice would not impede their criminal investigation.”

If you suspect that your card information may have been compromised, please contact your bank, credit union or debit card company immediately.

You can call MAPCO for further information at 1-877-297-2081 or visit their website at http://www.mapcoexpress.com/

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