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Jimmy John's falls victim to data breach

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KNOXVILLE -- Jimmy John's is the latest victim of a data breach.

The sandwich chain says it learned on July 30th of a possible security incident involving credit and debit cards and is investigating.

Jimmy John's says it believes an intruder stole login credentials to remotely access cash register systems.

About 216 locations appear to have been affected, including Knoxville, Atlanta and Alpharetta. No local chains appear to be impacted. It's not clear how many consumers are affected.

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Cards impacted appear to be those swiped at the stores and does not include cards entered manually or online.

If you believe you've been a victim of the breach, Jimmy John's is offering free credit monitoring and other services.

In a written release, Jimmy John's says it's "taken steps to prevent this type of event from occurring in the future, including installing encrypted swipe machines, implementing system enhancements, and reviewing its policies and procedures for its third party vendors."
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