Wendy’s Says NJ Customer Credit and Debit Data Hacked
Just a week after NJ customers were affected by a credit card hack at a restaurant chain, a different, and much more popular fast food chain says they too have been compromised.
Wendy's President and CEO Todd Penegor wrote in a letter on the company's website that "some Wendy’s restaurants have been the victim of malicious cyber activity targeting customers’ payment card information."
The data at risk includes customer cardholder name,s credit or debit card number, expiration date, cardholder verification value, and service code.
If you've used a credit or debit card at Wendy's from fall 2015 through June 9, 2016, you should keep an eye on your statements, and immediately report any suspicious activity.
To their credit, Wendy’s is offering a year of "complimentary fraud consultation and identity restoration services to all customers who used a payment card at a potentially affected restaurant during the time when the restaurant may have been affected."
For more information on the data breach, or how to obtain those complimentary services, they have set up a toll-free number. You can reach someone at (866) 779-0485 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
They have yet to release the actual list of affected restaurants at this point, but it is expected to be posted HERE.