wendysIf you have ever used a credit or debit card at Wendy’s, you might want to start paying closer attention to your credit card bills. According to a report from Krebs On Security, it seems that the fast food chain might have recently suffered from a potential card data breach, and that customers should be mindful of their credit card statements.

According to Bob Bertini, a spokesperson for Wendy’s, “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.”

Before you start to panic, Wendy’s has yet to determine what could have been the issue and how widespread this is. The company claims that they have since hired a cybersecurity firm to look into the issue so for all we know, it might have been a coincidence that some Wendy’s customer credit cards were affected.

Bertini notes, “We began investigating immediately, and the period of time we’re looking at the incidents is late last year. We know it’s [affecting] some restaurants but it’s not appropriate just yet to speculate on anything in terms of scope.” Wendy’s isn’t the first company to experience such breaches. In the past we have seen hotel chains and retailers experience similar breaches.

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