Wendy’s says more than 1,000 restaurants affected by hack
23 affected restaurants in East Tennessee
NEW YORK (AP/WATE) — Wendy’s said hackers were able to steal customers’ credit and debit card information at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, far more than it originally thought. A number of the affected restaurants are in East Tennessee.
The hamburger chain said Thursday hackers were able to obtain card numbers, names, expiration dates and codes on the card, beginning in late fall. Some customers’ cards were used to make fraudulent purchases at other stores.
Wendy’s Co. urged customers to check their accounts for any fraudulent purchases.
The Dublin, Ohio, company first announced it was investigating a possible hack in January. In May, it said malware was found in fewer than 300 restaurants. About a month later, it said two types of malware were found and the number of restaurants affected was “considerably higher.”
There are more than 5,700 Wendy’s restaurants in the U.S.
Wendy’s said Thursday it would post a list of affected restaurants on its website and offer free one-year credit monitoring to people who paid with a card at any of those locations.
Affected Wendy’s locations in East Tennessee
If you used your credit or debit card at any of these Wendy’s locations between January 13 and June 8 of this year, your information may have been compromised. If you visited any of these locations between these dates, you can call (866) 779-0485, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm CST, Monday through Friday excluding major holidays to set up your complimentary year of fraud consultation and identity restoration services.