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Arby’s Confirms Payments System Breach

Payment device infection

Arby’s Restaurant Group acknowledged it recently cleaned malicious software from the payment systems of some of its nationwide fast-food chain.

The company was notified of the breach mid-January, but kept it quiet while it worked with law enforcement agencies and security experts to get rid of the malware, an Arby’s spokesperson told KrebsonSecurity. The company didn’t disclose how many customers may have had credit and debit card numbers compromised. 

The malware affected some of the corporate-owned locations, which make up about one-third of the 3,330 Arby’s locations across the country.

sector

Retailer

reported

February 9, 2017

reported by

Krebs on Security

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

Unknown

perpetrators

Criminals

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

Unknown

date breach detected

2017/01