Technology/Services

CEFCO Allegedly Victim of Data Theft

Post on leaked data website claims to have private information from c-store chain
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TEMPLE, Texas — Hackers have posted 42 gigabytes of data allegedly stolen from CEFCO Convenience Stores on a website known as Marketo.

The website indicates the stolen data includes “agreements, financial data, account lists, budget reports, NDAs and other interesting documents,” according to the post attached to the file online.

"We identified suspicious activity on some of our computer systems and immediately engaged security experts to conduct a thorough investigation. That investigation is ongoing, but there is currently no evidence that any consumer payment card information was affected," Reagan Francis, brand manager for CEFCO Convenience Stores, told CSP Daily News.

Marketo is a leaked data marketplace that was launched April 2021, according to technology news site TechNadu.

Temple, Texas-based CEFCO, a subsidiary of Fikes Wholesale, has more than 200 convenience stores in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

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