According to American grocery shop chains,  digital brigands recently broke into their computer networks and were able to access the portions where customers' credit or debit card details are stored.

The security breach happened entirely on SuperValu's end, though, as it still provides Albertsons with IT services despite selling it back in 2006.

To be clear, only those who've shopped at affected outlets from June 22nd to July 17th are at risk and SuperValu claims it isn't even 100 percent sure if any data was stolen at all.

The company says it's only ‘making this announcement out of an abundance of caution’ and that the intrusion has already been contained. Still, it may be wise to look up your details every once in a while, just to be sure they're not being offered up for sale in shady forums.

There are currently efforts underway to change the technology used in credit and debit cards to make consumer information more secure.

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