Wendy’s says malware hit 1K locations

Wendy’s says the list of locations affected by its malware breach now tops 1,000 – more than three times its previous estimate – and it said the malware targeted point-of-sales systems and cardholder names, numbers and verification codes.

In June, the franchise admitted that a “significantly higher” number than the previous estimate of 300 restaurants had been affected, and they admitted the threat might not yet be contained. On Thursday, the franchise admitted that card information had been stolen at 1,025 of its locations.

“It is an outrage that retailers continue to compromise the safety of consumers’ sensitive financial information and our economy,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “Congress must act to implement national data security standards for retailers. Without these standards, essentially every time consumers use their credit or debit card they are gambling to see when their data will be breached, not if.”

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