Back in 2014 several big name retailers were hacked, such as Target and Home Depot in which during the process, the payment details of their customers were stolen, along with their personal information such as email addresses, names, home addresses, and so on. Well the bad news is that it looks like the hacks have not ceased as fast food chain Chick-Fil-A has recently come forward and admitted that they have suffered a similar breach too.
According to security analyst Brian Krebs, Chick-Fil-A reportedly experienced the hack back in December of 2013 and that it was only in September of 2014 that they noticed the suspicious activity. A statement released by the fast food giant claims that they “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.”
Now the good news is that if you are/were a customer at Chick-Fil-A and have used your credit/debit card at the restaurant, the company claims that if have experienced a loss in terms of money or have noted unusual activity on your credit card, they are currently working with banks to ensure that customers will not have to foot the bill.
In fact it seems that if the banks refuse to compensate the customer for the false charges, Chick-Fil-A will take responsibility for it. They will also offer their impacted customers free identity protection as well as credit monitoring. Like we said if you have visited the fast food outlet during the past year or so, perhaps you’ll want to check your credit card statements to see if there has been any suspicious activities.