"But in Hannaford's case, the intruders were able to intercept the data at a point where it obviously was unencrypted"
- Heather Paquette, Hannaford Manager Midwest Information Risk Management
"At the time of this potential exposure, Hannaford was certified to be in compliance with the highest security standards required by the credit card industry."
- Ronald C. Hodge, Hannaford's CEO
Anytime you transmit or store credit card information - do so using industry standard strong encryption.
This seems like a no-brainer. We should have learned this lesson in InfoSec 101!