23 July 2016
Find out more

Wendy's investigates possible card data breach

27 January 2016  |  5141 views  |  0 Credit card

American fast food chain Wendy's is investigating possible fraudulent charges to cards used at some of its restaurants.

In a statement to security blogger Brian Krebs, spokesman Bob Bertini says: "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 fraudulent activity appears to have occurred late last year, although Wendy's says it is too soon to know whether the situation is now contained or how many of its 5700 US sites have been affected.

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Target reaches $39.4m data breach settlement

Target reaches $39.4m data breach settlement

02 December 2015  |  6747 views  |  1 comments | 5 tweets | 3 linkedin
Hilton confirms data breach

Hilton confirms data breach

25 November 2015  |  7121 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 18 linkedin
Vodafone suffers breach as police arrest third person in TalkTalk probe

Vodafone suffers breach as police arrest third person in TalkTalk probe

02 November 2015  |  4064 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 2 linkedin
Optimal Payments reports data breaches

Optimal Payments reports data breaches

29 October 2015  |  5863 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 5 linkedin
America's Thrift Stores reports card data breach

America's Thrift Stores reports card data breach

14 October 2015  |  3714 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 7 linkedin
Retail security bashing lobby group ABA admits data breach

Retail security bashing lobby group ABA admits data breach

02 October 2015  |  5948 views  |  1 comments | 17 tweets | 8 linkedin
Trump hotels confirms data breach

Trump hotels confirms data breach

01 October 2015  |  6318 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 3 linkedin
Carphone Warehouse hackers steal 2.4 million bank details

Carphone Warehouse hackers steal 2.4 million bank details

10 August 2015  |  5369 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 5 linkedin
MasterCard's $19m Target settlement falls through

MasterCard's $19m Target settlement falls through

22 May 2015  |  7566 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 5 linkedin

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
Visit www.abe-eba.euVisit VocaLink.comVisit capgemini.com

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
MasterCard agrees £700m VocaLink acquisitionMasterCard agrees £700m VocaLink acqu...
7801 views 14 comments | 32 tweets | 36 linkedin
hands typing furiouslyWhat Every FinTech CEO Should Know About R...
7688 views 0 | 14 tweets | 8 linkedin
hands typing furiouslyBanking on IoT: Security in the Internet o...
7508 views 3 | 19 tweets | 6 linkedin
Santander doubles down on fintech fundSantander doubles down on fintech fund
7500 views comments | 22 tweets | 28 linkedin
Brexit-scarred London fintech startups enquire about moving to BerlinBrexit-scarred London fintech startups enq...
7335 views comments | 16 tweets | 16 linkedin

Featured job


Brussels (Belgium) or Paris (France)

Find your next job