Warning: Zaxby’s Restaurants Hacked

Security Credit Card goldIf you’ve been to one of Zaxby’s restaurants and paid with a credit or debit card, you may have had your card number stolen. SC Magazine.com recently reported that Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc. “announced that malware capable of extracting names, credit and debit card numbers of customers were found on systems at nearly roughly 100 of its 560 locations.

Stores in 10 states – Georgia, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas – were affected by the breach, according to a news release from the restaurant chain famous for its fried chicken. Zaxby’s would not confirm that the vandals actually made off with the credit and debit card data, but it said it would install additional security measures at its locations.”

Since Zaxby’s computers have been infiltrated with malware, we can assume that any and all credit card information will be accessed and stolen in a very short time. Monitor your credit/debit card transactions and immediately report any charges not made by you to your banking institution and/or credit card processing company. Zaxby’s also recommends you order a free copy of your credit report.

Reference: SC Magazine.com article

Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.

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