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Chick-Fil-A latest data breach victim

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Atlanta-based Chick-Fil-A may be the latest victim in yet another credit card data breach.

The fast food chain reported that the breach was first noticed by payment card notifications late on Friday, December 19 and promptly launched their investigation.

Krebs on Security, a cyber security webiste, reported on December 30 that “Sources at several U.S. financial institutions say they have traced a pattern of credit card fraud back to accounts that all were used at different Chick-fil-A fast food restaurants around the country.”

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The report continues to state that one bank said that nearly 9,000 customer cards listed in an alert that was sent to several financial institutions, and that the only common point-of-purchase were Chick-fil-A locations.

Chick-fil-A issued the following statement:

"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."

"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."
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