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Ian Yeager of Northport, Ala., filed a lawsuit claiming the convenience store chain was negligent by allowing customers' financial information to be compromised, according to a report by TuscaloosaNews.com. The lawsuit seeks compensation for those affected.
MAPCO Express and parent company Delek US Holdings Inc. are listed as defendants in the lawsuit, which does not state whether Yeager was a victim of the fraud. Attorneys from Birmingham, Ala.-based firm Pittman Dutton & Hellums are representing Yeager.
MAPCO announced in May that malware allowed third-party hackers to access the payment card processing systems of its stores between March 19-25, April 14-15 and April 20-21, as CSNews Online previously reported.
"When we discovered the malware, we took steps to disable the malware and hired a nationally-recognized forensics security investigations firm to determine whether an information breach had occurred, the nature of this malware and whether payment card information may have been compromised," the company stated on its website. "We also took steps to further strengthen the security of our payment card processing systems to block information security attacks. We truly regret any inconvenience this may have caused you, and we have implemented further security measures designed to prevent these incidents in the future."
More information on the security breach is available here on MAPCO's website.