HAMBURG, Pa.- Many are wondering what they can do to protect their personal information after Rutter's announced Thursday that hackers may have accessed payment card information at dozens of stores, including at one of two stores in Berks County.
Customers at the Rutter's in Hamburg said they're upset to hear that another popular convenience store chain has been the target of a data breach, and police are just urging people to keep an eye on their accounts.
"It's unfortunate, you know, all this convenience to use your card and not have to use cash and you think everything's safe and it's like not again," said Joanne Moyer of Hamburg. "I stopped going to Wawa because of this."
Rutter's said its customers' payment card data may have been accessed from October 2018 to May 2019.
Hamburg police said they've received calls from concerned customers.
"These are the kind of things that we like to know about. We like to monitor these kind of things," said Chief Anthony Kuklinski, Hamburg Police Department.
Rutters said the malware has been removed, and security has been stepped up. Police said the data breach investigations are challenging.
"These crimes go across municipal boundaries. They go across county boundaries. They go across national boundaries. A lot of these things are based out of foreign locations," Kuklinski said.
Rutter's is telling customers to review their credit card statements for any unauthorized activity.