SHORT HILLS, NJ - According to the Wendy's Company, more than 1,000 restaurant locations have been hacked with malware. The Company states that hackers were able to access credit card numbers, names, expiration dates and CVV codes.
Wendy's first reported unusual payment card activity in February 2016. In June 2016, the restaurant discovered additional malicious cyber activity.
"We believe that both criminal cyberattacks resulted from service providers’ remote access credentials being compromised, allowing access – and the ability to deploy malware – to some franchisees’ point-of-sale systems," said Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor.
Burger chain CEO also stated in a press release the details the situation and encourages customers to review credit card accounts for unusual activity.
The full press release can be read on Wendys.com
Wendy's published a list of potentially affected restaurants, click here. The Wendy's location in Short Hills was not on that list.