Chipotle Restaurants have Payment Card Systems Hacked
According to Chipotle Mexican Grill, fresh details on one hack of March-April that hit its restaurants shows that computer attackers employing malicious software stole payment details of its customers.
Reportedly, malware installed onto systems for payment cards accessed the A/C numbers, verification codes as well as expiration dates of consumers' cards from the fast-food restaurants of Chipotle during 3 weeks covering March 24 to April 18, 2017. However, the malware has been cleaned off, states Chipotle. According to Chris Arnold, company spokesperson, the majority of the 2,249 restaurants came under impact.
But the big eatery chain to little knowledge of its staff and consumers had cautioned clients about the security hack occurring via one cyber assault, while consumers required being cautious of probable fraud as also required examining their bank account entries of the period March 24-April 18 to locate any dubious transaction. Themonitor.com posted this, May 29, 2017.
To fulfill its task, the malware tainted cash registers while seized 'track data' from the payment cards' magnetic strips. According to Chipotle, track data occasionally contains card-owner's name, and the expiration date, number along with verification code of his card.
Chipotle stated that the attack didn't target all of the company's locations, with the particular time-periods changing from location to location.
According to Chris Arnold, due to the incident's form as well as the data that got accessed, the company doesn't have enough information for finding the number of distinct payment cards that may've gotten hacked.
Chipotle reiterated to consumers via its website towards informing about any illegitimate debits on their card accounts to their card issuing firms without delay since as per credit/debit card rules, card-owners aren't accountable for illegitimate debits if reported on time. The restaurant chain said it was coordinating with security companies for assessing methods for improving security measures.
Normally, payment cards have phone numbers on their reverse side to which the card-owners may call. In case of any queries by the customers about the latest incident, they're welcome to dial 888-738-0534 from Mon-Fri during 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT, and Sat-Sun during 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.
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