Arby's hack could affect 350,000 customers

Feb. 13, 2017

Arby's has not responded to the report claiming that the credit card information of more than 350,000 of is customers may have been hacked. Cyber reporter Brian Krebs filed the story last week, saying that he began investigating the issue after several financial institutions had contacted him for information on a data breach at a fast food chain. 

Credit union service organization, PSCU is attributed as the original source of information about the hack. Arby's has not yet responded to requests for information about the reports of the hack from QSRWeb. According to the report by Krebs, the brand's leadership uncovered information in mid-January that it suffered a data breach. PSCU then contacted a number of banks about the issue after Krebs reported that the organization noticed the event happened at a "large fast food restaurant chain."

A follow-up story in Fortunesaid that an Arby’s spokesperson said the chain had eliminated the malware that infected its point-of-sales systems and led to the breach. The spokesperson also told Fortune that the chain had informed law enforcement and several computer security chains.

No word of the breach is available in either Arby's news releases online or on the wire services that typically release company statements about such events.

 

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Topics: Business Strategy and Profitability, Legal Issues, Loss Prevention, Systems / Technology


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