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Advanced tactic targeted grocer

'Malware' stole Hannaford data

Hannaford had met compliance standards set by Visa Inc. and other card companies, but that did not stop the data breach. Hannaford had met compliance standards set by Visa Inc. and other card companies, but that did not stop the data breach. (Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Associated Press)
By Ross Kerber
Globe Staff / March 28, 2008

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A massive data breach at Hannaford Brothers Cos. was caused by a "new and sophisticated" method in which software was secretly installed on servers at every one of its grocery stores, the company told Massachusetts regulators this week. (Full article: 868 words)

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