Incident Of The Week: Checkers Restaurants Details Data Breach

From 2015? That’s an extremely long dwell time…:

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. notified its customers that about 15% of its restaurants in 20 states may have had data exposures possibly starting back into 2015, and some lasting until about mid-April this year. The company operates and franchises nearly 900 restaurants.

The data security issue included nine locations in the Tampa area (where the parent company is based) and two in the Orlando area, where payment card data of some customers were obtained.

“Based on the investigation, we determined that malware was installed on certain point-of-sale systems at some Checkers and Rally’s locations, which appears to have enabled an unauthorized party to obtain the payment card data of some guests,” the company said, adding that it worked with security experts to contain and remove the malware.


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