Sprouts Farmer's Market announced Friday that 19 of the stores were attacked by sophisticated malware, possibly compromising customers' credit and debit card information.
The attack occurred between Jan. 25 and January 29, 2013, depending on the store. Sprouts believes fewer than 2 percent of customers were affected. Sprouts is working with law enforcement and credit card companies involved to determine if accounts were affected.
"After a thorough investigation conducted by the company along with a nationally recognized data security firm, we are unable at this point to confirm with certainty whether any accounts were in fact compromised," Sprouts stated.
Arizona stores affected
Chandler, AZ (Dobson & Ray) 1/25/2013-1/29/2013
Mesa, AZ (Brown & Gilbert) 1/25/2013-1/29/2013
Peoria, AZ (83rd Ave. & Thunderbird) 1/25/2013-1/29/2013
Phoenix, AZ (19th Ave. & Northern) 1/25/2013-1/29/2013
Phoenix, AZ (28th St. & Indian School) 1/25/2013-1/29/2013
Glendale, AZ (51st Ave.& Peoria) 1/25/2013-1/29/2013
Mesa, AZ (Southern & Higley) 1/25/2013-1/29/2013
Oro Valley, AZ (Oracle & Magee) 1/25/2013-1/29/2013
Surprise, AZ (West Point Pkwy & Bell) 1/26/2013-1/29/2013
Avondale, AZ (Dysart & McDowell) 1/26/2013-1/29/2013
Gilbert, AZ (Val Vista & Williams Field) 1/26/2013-1/29/2013
Chandler, AZ (Queen Creek & Alma School) 1/26/2013-1/29/2013
Glendale, AZ (57th Ave. & Bell) 1/28/2013-1/29/2013
Anyone who is concerned about fraud should monitor their statements for suspicious activity and contact your credit card company or bank.
Sprouts: www.sprouts.com/securityalertfaqs or 1-866-890-8949