Zaxby’s Data Breach Across 10 States
Federal authorities were notified by the Zaxby’s restaurant chain of a data security breach that has already affected 108 locations in Kentucky, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Virginia.
The company did not disclose the details of the attacks but reported that the computer systems at several locations were reported to be infected by malware and other suspicious files that could compromise data security, writes Data Breach Today.
Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. has 567 restaurants in 13 states across the U.S.
According to the company’s press release, an internal forensics investigation discovered the compromised computer systems. The investigation was conducted by the restaurant chain after a major credit card company identified several locations as common points of purchase for payment cards linked to fraudulent activity, reports Data Breach Today.
Zaxby’s states that there has been no evidence to suggest that any sensitive card data was compromised but the presence of suspicious files in its computer systems suggests a potential security risk to vital customer data such as credit and debit card information. The company is working with all of its store locations to implement additional security measures to prevent a further data security breach.
Zaxby's encourages all potentially affected guests to monitor their financial accounts for any unauthorized activity and to check their credit scores.
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