Chipotle said most of its restaurants’ payment systems were hacked in recent months and customer credit card data may have been stolen, according to a Friday blog post.
The malware was detected in April and removed from all payment systems, and the company is working with cybersecurity personnel to strengthen its security measures, CNN Money reported.
The affected restaurants and time frames are listed on Chipotle’s website. The malware could have collected the cardholder’s name, card number, expiration date and internal verification code, but there was no indication that any other personal data was stolen.
Chipotle recommended that customers check their credit card statements for unauthorized transactions and contact the Federal Trade Commission and their local police departments if they notice anything fraudulent. Individuals can also put a fraud alert or a security freeze on their accounts if they so desire, the blog said.
The hack affected many Chipotle locations in major cities, including 52 of 70 New York City locations, Grub Street reported. At least one person reported Monday that nearly $1,000 in fraudlent AirBNB charges were made to his credit card.
Chipotle had just about recovered from a downturn after a food safety outbreak last year when it discovered the hack, Fortune reported.
Some Twitter users felt for Chipotle and all it has gone through lately.
Others on Twitter just dissed them completely.
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