Member Alert: Wendy’s Confirms Data Breach!
Wendy’s has confirmed that 1,025 restaurant point-of-sale systems were infected with malware during a seven-month-long data breach. The attack was two-pronged. The fast food restaurant first noticed unusual payment card activity in February 2016 and reported they had disabled the malware responsible for this activity in May. In June, the company found additional malicious activity in other restaurants and discovered a second malware attack. The company said both infections have been removed. Hackers were able to use the malware to access the Point of Sale (POS) systems remotely to steal cardholder names, card numbers, expiration dates, verifications values, service codes and other data. The company has gone onto say that CVV codes were not at risk. If you visited a Wendy’s location between December of 2015 and June 2016 and used a credit or debit card to make a purchase, your information may have been compromised. You should immediately review your credit or debit card information and contact your financial institution if you detect any fraudulent activity. Additionally, Shore to Shore will be working with our card providers to identify suspicious and/or fraudulent activity related to this most recent data breach. If your Shore to Shore debit card and/or credit card is identified as compromised we will communicate this to you by contacting you by phone. If we can’t reach you we will send a letter to your primary address. To ensure we can properly notify you, make sure your contact information is up-to-date with us by stopping in at one of our branches or calling us at 866.661.8328. To read the official statement from Wendy’s click here.
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