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Originally Published: July 8, 2016 8:31 a.m.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Wendy’s said Thursday, July 7 that hackers were able to breach security at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, including the one in Prescott Valley, stealing customers’ credit and debit card details.
The hamburger chain said 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.
The company said transactions at the Prescott Valley location made between Jan. 13 and June 8 were potentially affected.
Wendy's, which has about 5,700 U.S. locations, is among retailers and restaurants suffering through a spate of hacks in recent years.
Noodles & Co. said last week that a security incident may have compromised credit- and debit-card payment data at some of its locations.
Wendy's urged customers to check their accounts for fraudulent purchases.
"We are committed to protecting our customers and keeping them informed. We sincerely apologize to anyone who has been inconvenienced as a result of these highly sophisticated, criminal cyberattacks involving some Wendy's restaurants," said CEO Todd Penegor. "We have conducted a rigorous investigation to understand what has occurred and apply those learnings to further strengthen our data security measures."
To see a full list of Wendy's locations impacted by the security breach visit: https://payment.wendys.com/paymentcardcheck.html