Wendy's Restaurants in MA, NY and PA Impacted by Data Breach

7/8/16 1:00 PM Elyssa Duncan

Wendy’s, Inc. recently reported a massive cyberattack after discovering malware on hundreds of its Point-of-Sale (POS) system. Although the company informed their customer base of suspected suspicious activity earlier in the year, the scope of this cyberattack is much larger than originally anticipated.  Customer’s personal information such as cardholder’s names, card numbers and expiration dates were compromised though a series of attacks beginning late last year. More than 1,025 different locations were targeted. Below is a list of Northeast locations affected by the breach:

Connecticut

BRIDGEPORT
GREENWICH
NORWALK (multiple)
HELTON (multiple)

Massachusetts

DRACUT
HYANNIS
LAWRENCE
LOWELL
METHUEN (multiple)

Maine

PORTLAND
SACO
SCARBOROUGH
WINDHAM

New Hampshire

DERRY
DOVER
HOOKSETT
KEENE
LEE
MANCHESTER (multiple)
MERRIMACK
MILFORD
NASHUA (multiple)
SALEM
WEST LEBANON

New Jersey

EAST ORANGE
BAYONNE
BELLEVILLE
BLOOMFIELD
BRANCHBURG
BRICK (multiple)
BURLINGTON (multiple)
BUTLER
CHESTER
EAST HANOVER
EDISON
FRANKLIN
FREEHOLD
HACKETTSTOWN
HARRISON
HOWELL
JERSEY CITY (multiple)
KEYPORT
LAKE HOPATCONG
LANOKA HARBOR
LYNDHURST
MANAHAWKIN
MIDDLETOWN
MILLTOWN (multiple)
PARSIPPANY (multiple)
PERTH AMBOY
POMPTON LAKES
RAHWAY
ROCKAWAY
ROSELLE
SOUTH HACKENSACK
SOMERSET
TINTON FALLS
TOMS RIVER (multiple)
WAYNE (multiple)
WOOD RIDGE
WOODBRIDGE
WRIGHTSTOWN

New York

ALBANY
BRONX (multiple)
BROOKLYN (multiple)
CENTER MORICHES
FISHKILL
GARDEN CITY
JAMAICA
JOHNSTOWN
LATHAM
LONG ISLAND CITY
MILLER PLACE
NEW YORK (multiple)
NEWBURGH
ONEONTA
POUGHKEEPSIE
QUEENS VILLAGE
ROME
SCHENECTADY
SHIRLEY
STATEN ISLAND

Pennsylvania

BROOKHAVEN
CLARKS SUMMIT
COLLEGEVILLE
DICKSON CITY
DRUMS
EDWARDSVILLE
HAZLETON
HOMESTEAD
HONESDALE
IRWIN
KENNETT SQUARE
KITTANNING
LOWER BURRELL
MATAMORAS
MEDIA
MONROEVILLE (multiple)
NORTH VERSAILLES
NATRONA HEIGHTS
NEW KENSINGTON
NEWTOWN
OXFORD
PHILADELPHIA (multiple)
PITTSBURGH (multiple)
ROYERSFORD
SCRANTON
THORNDALE
TOWANDA
WEST LEECHBURG
WHITE OAK
WILKES BARR

Rhode Island

NORTH KINGSTOWN

If you spot your city, make sure to check here for specific location addresses. Wendy’s investigation is ongoing and the company is offering one year of complimentary fraud consultation to customers who used a payment card at the breached locations.

Data breaches are on the rise. Not just for large corporations like Wendy’s, but for small and mid-sized businesses as well. The financial impact on a company can be devastating. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study, which was sponsored by IBM, 64% more security incidents were reported in 2015 than 2014. Even more worrisome, companies are losing approximately $100 more per compromised record compared to the previous year. Read more about the alarming findings from this study. 

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