(KSDK) -- Schnucks released a statement Saturday morning stating it has found the issue behind the reports of a security breach that record customers' payment information.
In the statement, Schnucks said the computer forensic firm it hired found a computer code that was recording customers' credit and debit card numbers. Now Schnucks and the forensic firm will try to figure out how long the issue existed and which stores were affected.
The company says it has taken steps to block the code from recording any more information.
Chairman and CEO Scott Schnuck issued this statement in the news release:
"After an extensive review, we confirmed that Schnucks was the victim of a cyberattack. We have identified the issue and taken comprehensive measures to contain the incident. We are cooperating with law enforcement, the Missouri Attorney General's Office, and the credit card companies to determine the scope and magnitude of this crime and apprehend those individuals making fraudulent purchases. We have been told by the computer forensics expert that the security enhancements we have implemented in the last 48 hours are designed to block this attack from continuing. Our customers can continue using credit and debit cards at our stores. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers, and we thank each of them for their patience while we worked hard to investigate their concerns.