The hamburger chain said hackers were able to obtain card numbers, names, expiration dates and codes on the cards beginning in late fall. Some customers’ cards were used to make fraudulent purchases at other stores.
Wendy’s has identified 13 restaurants in the following 12 Utah cities that were affected by the hack:
• Heber City
• Spanish Fork
Wendy’s Co. urged customers to check their accounts for any fraudulent purchases.
The Dublin, Ohio, company first announced it was investigating a possible hack in January. In May, it said malware was found in fewer than 300 restaurants. About a month later, it said two types of malware were found and the number of restaurants affected was “considerably higher.”
In a statement from Todd Penegor, the Wendy’s Co president and CEO, he called cyberattacks on merchants “all too common.” He said:
We are committed to doing what is necessary to protect our customers. We will continue to work diligently with our investigative team to apply what we have learned from these incidents and further strengthen our data security measures.
There are more than 5,700 Wendy’s restaurants in the U.S.
Customers can see which locations were affected nationwide through the Wendy’s impacted restaurant search. The company said it is offering free one-year credit monitoring to people who paid with a card at any of those restaurants.
More information on this incident can be found on the Wendy’s website
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