MAPCO Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Security Breach

SHARE reports that Ian Yeager of Northport, Ala., has filed a class action lawsuit against MAPCO Express, following a breach, disclosed in May, which may have exposed customers' credit and debit card information (h/t Softpedia).

In a statement posted on its Web site on May 6, 2013, the company explained, "Third party hackers used malware to access the payment card processing systems in our stores between March 19-25, April 14-15, and April 20-21, 2013. These systems transmit certain card information needed for the approval of transactions. The hackers may have stolen information that could potentially be used to initiate fraudulent credit and debit card transactions."

The lawsuit, which names MAPCO Express and owner Delek U.S. Holdings as defendants, alleges that the company was negligent in allowing customers' financial information to be compromised and seeks compensation for those affected.