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Kroger: Some Pharmacy Customer Data Impacted In Vendor Hack

A Kroger grocery store in Dearborn, Mich.
Paul Sancya
Associated Press
A Kroger grocery store in Dearborn, Mich.

Kroger Co. says personal data, including the Social Security numbers of some of its pharmacy and clinic customers, may have been stolen in the hack of a third-party vendor's file-transfer service.

Kroger says it is notifying those potentially impacted customers, offering free credit-monitoring.

The Cincinnati-based grocery and pharmacy chain says it believes less than 1% of its customers were affected, as well as some current and former employees, because a number of personnel records were apparently viewed.

Kroger said it was among victims of the December hack of a file-transfer product from Accellion, a California-based company. Other victims include the University of Colorado and Washington State's auditor.