Report: Chick-fil-A faces possible credit card breach

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A new report says Chick-fil-A is facing a possible credit card breach.

According to WGHP, KrebsOnSecurity is reporting several financial institutions have traced a pattern of credit card fraud to accounts used at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country.

According to the report, one bank had 9,000 customer cards listed in an alert that was sent to several financial institutions.

WGHP says the possible breach impacted an unnamed retailer between Dec. 2, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014. The only common point-of-purchase among the 9,000 customers was Chick-fil-A, according to the report.

“It’s crazy because 9,000 customer cards is more than the total number of cards we had impacted in the Target breach,” the banking source told KrebsOnSecurity, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Chick-fil-A issued a statement regarding the possible breach:

Chick-fil-A recently received reports of potential unusual activity involving payment cards used at a few of our restaurants.  We take our obligation to protect customer information seriously, and we are working with leading IT security firms, law enforcement and our payment industry contacts to determine all of the facts.”

“We want to assure our customers we are working hard to investigate these events and will share additional facts as we are able to do so.  If the investigation reveals that a breach has occurred, customers will not be liable for any fraudulent charges to their accounts — any fraudulent charges will be the responsibility of either Chick-fil-A or the bank that issued the card.  If our customers are impacted, we will arrange for free identity protection services, including credit monitoring.

Chick-fil-A has over 1,800 locations in 41 states.

 

 

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