Checkers double drive-thru restaurants chain discloses card breach


We recently became aware of a data security issue involving malware at certain Checkers and Rally’s locations.” reads a breach notice published by the company. “After discovering the issue, we quickly engaged leading data security experts to conduct an extensive investigation and coordinated with affected restaurants and federal law enforcement authorities to address the matter.”

According to the security notice, crooks breached the systems of the company and planted a PoS malware in its payments processing system allowing an unauthorized party to siphon payment card data of some guests. The malware only infected the point-of-sale systems at some Checkers and Rally’s locations.

“The malware was designed to collect information stored on the magnetic stripe of payment cards, including cardholder name, payment card number, card verification code and expiration date.” continues the notice. “Based on the investigation, we have no evidence that other cardholder personal information was affected by this issue.”

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