Almost All Hannford Security Breach Claims Dismissed

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Almost All Hannford Security Breach Claims Dismissed

U.S. District Court Judge D. Brock Hornby has dismissed all but one of the civil claims filed against Hannaford Bros. in its data breach case, saying that consumers can’t seek damages without any actual and substantial loss of money or property, according to published reports.

The single claim that was permitted to stand was from a woman who alleged that she wasn’t reimbursed by her bank for fraudulent charges to her bank account as a result of the Hannaford breach.

A separate lawsuit is still pending in Florida against Hannaford's sister company, Tampa-based Sweetbay Supermarket, however, the Boston Globe reported. Both are Delhaize banners.

In March 2008, Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford revealed itself to be the victim of a security breach that compromised 4.2 million credit card and debit card numbers. Hackers accessed card numbers used at 165 Hannaford stores and 106 Sweetbay locations between December 2007 and March 2008. At least 1,800 numbers were stolen and used for unauthorized purchases, according to Hannaford.