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Security Hack Happened at Sonic Drive-In


Sonic, the fast food drive-in, may have been hacked. As per the company, they were looking for "unusual activity" while using credit cards in its locations. Also, the company stopped short of confirming that a breach has occurred, which actually means that we do not know about the full scope of this 'unusual activity'. The statement further said that, "we are working to understand the nature and scope of this issue, as we know how important this is to our guests".


KrebsOnSecurity, a security news website, reported on Tuesday that a breach in payment system of Sonic store has resulted in around 5 Mn stolen debit and credit card accounts being "peddled in shadowy underground cybercrime stores."


As per KrebsOnSecurity, 5 Mn debit and credit cards were displayed for sale on a website of credit card theft early in September. Businessinsider.in posted on September 27th, 2017, stating "many of the million of cards were connected to a breach at Sonic Drive-in though the blog states that other company's security systems might have been breached also."


The fast-food company confirmed to KrebsOnSecurity that its credit-card processor told the chain last week about "unusual security regarding usage of credit cards at Sonic." Sonic did not respond to the request of Business Insider for any comment immediately."


Sonic did not disclose potential quantum of breaches of credit cards. It says that it will announce more information when it will be able to do so. Meanwhile, Krebs reports that the hacked information is already being sold in underground cybercrime stores. According to Sonic's website, it has over 3,500 restaurants all over 44 states.


Sonic confirmed that it is working with a third-party forensic experts and law enforcement officials about the incident. Initially Krebs reported the potential breach of security at Sonic.


Sonic based at Oklahoma City, is not the first restaurant operator to deal with such issues. Last year, Wendy's announced that hackers could steal debit and credit card information of customers at over 1,000 locations at U.S. Wendy's confirmed that hackers obtained names, card numbers, expiry dates and codes of the card at that time. Some cards of customers were used at other stores to make fraudulent purchases.

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