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

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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