At least 100 restaurants' customers are at risk of credit and debit card fraud after a U.S. fast food chain announced it's found data-swiping malware on some of its franchises' computer hard drives. Read More ..
Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. alerted customers via a news release that credit card processing companies had discovered suspected fraudulent activity at some Zaxby's locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The Athens, Ga.-based company operates 560 restaurants in 13 states. At present, only locations in Indiana, Louisiana and Texas have not been impacted.
A company spokesman told CRN the investigation began Nov. 9 after a credit card processing company noticed suspicious activity at some locations that turned out to have suspicious files containing malware on computer hard drives, not at the point of sales. Authorities have been brought it to assist with the probe.