Wendy's Investigates Possible Credit Card Breach

If you’ve been to Wendy’s recently, now is the time to start worrying.

Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs reported on his blog that the burger chain was looking into claims of “unusual activity” on customers’ credit or debit cards in some locations.

“Fraudulent charges may have occurred elsewhere after the cards were legitimately used at some of our restaurants,” Wendy’s spokesman Bob Bertini told Krebs.

There’s no word yet on how big this potential breach might be, how many stores were affected or how long customers’ information might have been compromised. Krebs said he had heard from his financial security sources in both the Midwest and on the East Coast about activities that raised red flags of possible cyber theft.

So, if you have used your credit or debit card at Wendy’s over the last several weeks, it’s probably a smart idea to keep a close eye on your account. Don’t wait for your monthly statement, or assume the institution will catch a fraudulent charge attempt.  

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Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.

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