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Hacking of Credit Card Affected 62 MN Chipotles


Chipotle is releasing more information about the security incident of credit card which they initially reported on April 25th, which included details of locations where they were hit.


In an extensive release, the company says that an investigation discovered malware which was designed to access payment data on credit cards was used at most of its 2,249 restaurants all over the country between March 24th and April 18th of this year. Chipotle confirmed that the malware which breached its system has been removed.


The company released a press statement this weekend stating that the investigation into the attack and how it happened was completed by law enforcement agencies, cyber security firms and payment card networks.


Malware designed to strike the point-of-sale machines at certain Chipotles all over the country tried to steal credentials of payment card. Firstcoastnews.com posted on May 30th, 2017, quoting the company as saying "this malware would try to read the name of the cardholder, card number, expiry date and the internal verification code whenever it was swiped."


The company, on their website, advised its customers to be careful about the fraud of credit card; and asked customers, whose accounts have been breached or the customers who racked up illegal charges on its credit cards, could normally get its money back by consulting with their bank.


Chipotle further provided online device for verifying that a particular location got affected or not; and so when those people visited that location, they can check the credit card statements as well as bank accounts to monitor whether any illegal activity taken place. If you scroll to the bottom of the page and select a date and city, you will be given a list of all Chipotles affected in the area. The restaurant chain also requests customers to call "888-738-0534 Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 9.00pm EDT" in case of any query.


The well-known fast-casual restaurant says that it has removed all the malwares and taken extra steps to stop security breaches such as this one from happening again. Chipotle says that it does not think that any other information was stolen. However, they have issued a warning. Six stores were struck in Jacksonville and one store in St. Augustine including the Town Center location.

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