Chipotle Hit With Massive Data Breach

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Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s 2,250+ restaurants over a span of three weeks, from March 24, 2017 to April 18th the company said on Friday, May 26th via press release. It is unknown how many cards or customers have been affected, but most of the restaurants in the chain were. Hackers used malware to steal account numbers and internal verification codes from magnetic strips on cards. Chipotle said it did not know how many payment cards or customers were affected. The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, expiration date, and internal verification code) read from the magnetic stripe of a payment card as it was being routed through the POS device. The malware has since been removed.

If customers have questions regarding this incident, you can call 888-738-0534 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EDT, or Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EDT.

For full details, see the Press Release HERE

 


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