Data Breach! Millions of credit card numbers stolen from popular fast food chain

September 27, 2017
By Mark Jones,

Cybercriminals have been extremely active lately. Nearly 143 million Americans are still dealing with Equifax’s data breach, which means you’re most likely impacted. If so, click here to find out what you need to do with your Social Security number immediately.

Even though the Equifax breach was so substantial, we can’t take our eye off the ball and stop paying attention to other attacks. We’ve just learned of a massive data breach at one of the country’s most popular chain restaurants and your finances could be at risk.

Has your financial information been stolen?
We’re talking about the popular fast-food chain, Sonic Drive-In. There are about 3,600 Sonic locations across 45 states in the U.S.
KrebsOnSecurity recently discovered about 5 million stolen credit and debit card numbers for sale on the Dark Web. A common thread with many of the stolen cards is they were recently used to make purchases at different Sonic locations. The company later confirmed that it had recently seen unusual security activity with its point-of-sale (POS) system.
The company told Krebs, “Our credit card processor informed us last week of unusual activity regarding credit cards used at SONIC. The security of our guests’ information is very important to SONIC. We are working to understand the nature and scope of this issue, as we know how important this is to our guests. We immediately engaged third-party forensic experts and law enforcement when we heard from our processor. While law enforcement limits the information we can share, we will communicate additional information as we are able.”
At this time, the company does not know how many or which of its locations have been impacted by the breach. It’s also unclear if other companies were part of the breach.




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