Possible Credit Card Breach at Chick-fil-A

Possible Credit Card Breach at Chick-fil-A

January 2, 2015         Written By John H. Oldshue

Chick-fil-A today acknowledged it is investigating reports of unusual activity involving debit and credit cards used at some of their restaurants.

Initial reports indicate this may have affected up to 9,000 customers and may be concentrated in stores located in Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The potential breach may have occurred from December 2013 and September 2014.

KrebsOnSecurity first reported that financial institutions have traced credit card fraud to accounts used at Chick-fil-A stores around the nation.

“Chick-fil-A recently received reports of potential unusual activity involving payment cards used at a few of our restaurants. We take our obligation to protect customer information seriously, and we are working with leading IT security firms, law enforcement and our payment industry contacts to determine all of the facts,” the company said on its website.

“We want to assure our customers we are working hard to investigate these events and will share additional facts as we are able to do so. If the investigation reveals that a breach has occurred, customers will not be liable for any fraudulent charges to their accounts – any fraudulent charges will be the responsibility of either Chick-fil-A or the bank that issued the card. If our customers are impacted, we will arrange for free identity protection services, including credit monitoring.”

The information contained within this article was accurate as of January 2, 2015. For up-to-date
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About John H. Oldshue

John Oldshue is the creator of LowCards.com. He worked for over 15 years in television and won an Emmy award for his reporting. He covers credit card rate issues for LowCards.com.
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