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Hack Notice: Wendy's


Wendy's, the fast food chain retailer, is investigating reports regarding a potential jade of their credit card systems in their restaurants. The company has hired a security expert to investigate the incidences. The company received reports from their defrayal industry contacts alerting them of unusual activity and fraudulent charges after credit/debit cards were used at their locations for legitimate purchases. a spokesperson for the restaurant chained stated, We began investigating immediately, and the point of time were looking at the incidents is late last year, he said. We cognize its [affecting] some restaurants but its not appropriate just yet to hypothesize on anything in footing of scope.KrebsOnSecurity heard from banking industry sources stating a possible drudge and the reports were approach mostly from financial institutions in the midwest. Krebs has also heard similar reports from banks on the east coast.The Wendys system includes approximately 6,500 enfranchisement and company-operated restaurants in the United States and 28 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Bertini said most of the U.S.-operated stores are franchises.More information: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/01/wendys-probes-reports-of-credit-card-...UPDATE (3/2/2016): The Wendy's credit/debit card cut appears to be much worse then originally thought, according to credit unions. This is what weve heard from three different citation union CEOs in ohio now: Its more concentrated and the amounts hitting compromised debit accounts is much higher that what they were hit with after home Depot or Target, Berger said. It seems to have been been [the work of] a sophisticated group, in terms of the timing and the accounts they targeted. They were targeting and draining debit accounts with lots of money in them.More information: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/03/credit-unions-feeling-pinch-in-wendy...UPDATE (5/12/2016): After an investigation by the fast food chain, less then 5 percent of its restaurants were affected by the data hack. Based on preliminary findings of the investigation and other information, the troupe believes that malware, installed through the employ of compromised third-party vendor credentials, affected i particular point of sale system at fewer than 300 of the approximately 5,500 franchised northward America Wendy's restaurants, starting in the pin of 2015.More Information: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/11/wendys-data-hack-hit-5-percent-...

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