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Cyber Hack Targets Philadelphia Area Wendy's

Have you noticed any unusual activity on your bank statements? Nearly 20 Philadelphia-area Wendy's restaurants may have been compromised as part of a company-wide cyber attack targeting customers' credit - and debit-card information.

Fast-food chain Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) in February this year reported "unusual payment card activity affecting some restaurants," and in May confirmed the company found evidence of malware being installed in restaurants' point-of-sales systems.

The company last June reported it found additional "malicious cyber activity" involving other restaurants," malware that has since been disabled in all franchisee restaurants where it had been discovered.

"We believe that both criminal cyber attacks resulted from service providers’ remote access credentials being compromised, allowing access — and the ability to deploy malware — to some franchisees’ point-of-sale systems," President and CEO Todd Penegor said in a statement.

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The company recently released a list of affected restaurants, and at least 16 Wendy's locations in the region, from Philadelphia to Bucks County, may have been compromised.

Click here for the full list of impacted area stores care of Philadelphia Business Journal.


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