PORTLAND, Maine — At least a half-dozen federal class-action lawsuits have been filed here in the last week against Hannaford Bros. in the wake of the theft of its customers’ credit and debit card numbers. The Scarborough, Maine-based chain disclosed last week that up to 4.2 million numbers had been put at risk for theft, and that 1,800 instances of fraud had been discovered related to the theft. The lawsuits allege that Hannaford did not adequately secure the data and that it waited too ...

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