Saturday, July 09, 2016
Ate at Wendy’s recently? There was a data breach, you better check if you charged it
by Larry Geller
According to the Wendy’s website, Honolulu Wendy’s was affected by a data breach 12/2/2015 - 6/8/2016. Did you charge a meal within that time frame? Read on.
Here’s their web information (it might have said, “we’ve been hacked”, but instead it says): Updates Related to Investigation of Unusual Payment Card Activity at Wendy’s
A bill introduced in the 2016 Hawaii legislature intended to hold companies responsible for their neglect leading to data breaches never even got a hearing. The only recourse often is a lawsuit, which is difficult and expensive to do. Also, class action suits often leave little compensation for the class plaintiffs.
From the above story:
Wendy's is already the subject of multiple class-action lawsuits filed on behalf of affected cardholders and the financial institutions that issued payment cards to them. Cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs had reported earlier this year that financial losses to credit unions from the Wendy's breach is on pace to surpass damages incurred from the high-profile Target and Home Depot breach incidents.
Wendy's is offering one year of complimentary fraud consultation and identity restoration services to all potentially impacted customers, the company stated.