Wendy’s reports that it is investigating possible unusual activity on payment cards that were used at some of its restaurants. The Wendy’s data breach may have occurred on cards that were used legally at some of its locations. Data breach lawsuit attorneys note that the fast-food chain is using the services of cybersecurity experts to determine if there is a definite Wendy’s data breach.
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Wendy’s Data Breach Investigation Underway
According to krebsonsecurity.com, Wendy’s began receiving reports in early January 2016 concerning a potential breach and that the company has hired a security firm to investigate the claims. A spokesperson for the fast-food restaurant stated that:
“We have received this month from our payment industry contacts reports of unusual activity involving payment cards at some of our restaurant locations. Reports indicate that fraudulent charges may have occurred elsewhere after the cards were legitimately used at some of our restaurants. We’ve hired a cybersecurity firm and launched a comprehensive and active investigation that’s underway to try to determine the facts.”
The spokesman added that it was too soon to say whether the incident is contained, how long it may have persisted, or how many stores may be affected. The Wendy’s restaurant chain includes nearly 6,500 franchise and company-operated restaurants in the United States and 28 countries and U.S. territories worldwide, the website reported.
UPDATE: Losses Could be Larger Than Target Data Breach
In a March 2, 2016 post on the status of the Wendy’s Data Breach, krebsonsecurity.com states that:
A number of credit unions say they have experienced an unusually high level of debit card fraud from the breach at nationwide fast food chain Wendy’s, and that the losses so far eclipse those that came in the wake of huge card breaches at Target and Home Depot.
While the update focuses on losses to credit unions, one credit union CEO was quoted as saying that his company has “already hit half of our normal yearly fraud so far this year, and it is not even the end of January yet.”
Consumers Affected By Data Breaches May Be Entitled to Compensation
Victims of a Wendy’s data breach may be entitled to receive compensation for any personal information that may have been compromised, and the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Consumers who suspect that their personal information has been comprised should seek legal counsel from a data breach lawsuit attorney to get more information about their rights and remedies.
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