Wendy’s fast-food restaurant chain suffered a data breach back in January of 2016. At the time of the initial breach, Wendy’s was unaware of how the information was stolen and the extent of the breach’s impact.
The chain first reported suspicious payment card activity in early February of 2016. Initial reports stated that up to 300 stores could have been potentially affected. It was not until June 9, 2016 that the breach was announced to the public, following the May 2016 confirmation that malware was discovered on their point-of-sale systems.
Nearly six months after the incident occurred, Wendy’s released the specifics regarding the chain restaurant’s breach. Unfortunately, the attack had a greater reach than originally expected. Continue reading