If You’ve Eaten At Wendy’s In The Last Month, You’re Going To Want To Read This
For once, a place I haven’t been to in a while is dealing with a security breach. I was on a roll for a while. Especially that whole Ashley Madison ordeal. All of my info was leaked online and people finally found out I’m one of the Duggars.
In this case, Wendy’s is the home of fresh burgers and possibly stolen credit card info.
According to cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs—who was the first to discover Target’s megawatt data breach back in 2013—Wendy’s is looking into “unusual activity” on said cards in some locations. “Fraudulent charges may have occurred elsewhere after the cards were legitimately used at some of our restaurants,” Wendy’s spokesman Bob Bertini told Krebs. Bertini also said that the burger chain has since hired a security firm to investigate.
It’s too early to tell just how big this breach could be. Details are still being determined regarding how many restaurants (the company operates about 6,500 franchise and company-operated restaurants in the United States and 28 countries and U.S. territories worldwide) may have been affected and how long customers’ information might have been compromised—though Krebs did note that his financial sources reported red flags in the Midwest and East Coast.
Holy Frosty’s this could be a massive breach. I’m just glad I’m safe. I’d be mortified if the world found out about my family AND my obsession with loaded baked potatoes.
If you’ve been to Wendy’s in the last month or so, keep an eye on your checking or charge accounts. And your pant size. Those baked potato pounds will really catch up to a person.