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Reports: Wendy’s investigating possible credit card breach

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A popular fast-food chain says it is investigating a possible credit card breach at some locations.

A spokesperson for Wendy’s told KrebsOnSecurity that the company began receiving reports earlier this month about a potential breach.

“We have received this month from our payment industry contacts reports of unusual activity involving payment cards at some of our restaurant locations,” Bob Bertini, spokesman for the company, said. “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.”

KrebsOnSecurity says it began hearing about a potential data breach from banking industry sources in the Midwest.

Officials say they do not know a time frame for when customers may have been affected, how many restaurants were affected or the general scale of the potential breach.