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Sonic notified of unusual credit card activity

Sonic notified of unusual credit card activity”

If you've recently eaten at fast-food chain Sonic and paid with a credit or debit card, you may want to check the activity on your account. Numerous millions of cards were linked to a breach at Sonic Drive-In, though the blog notes it is possible that other companies' security systems were also breached.

Multiple financial institutions noticed a string of fraudulent transactions with cards all previously used at Sonic.

Sonic Drive-In burger.WikiMedia CommonsMillions of Sonic customers may have had their credit card information stolen.

Cyber security blog KrebsOnSecurity says the activity may have led to millions of stolen credit and debit card numbers which were then sold in underground exchanges.

Sonic's credit card processor informed the company earlier this week of the activity, which could have affected an unknown number of its payment systems.

Sonic has almost 3,600 location throughout the US including many here in metro Atlanta.

"The security of our guests' information is very important to SONIC". We immediately engaged third-party forensic experts and law enforcement when we heard from our processor. "While law enforcement limits the information we can share, we will communicate additional information as we are able".

Given Sonic Drive-In uses a single point-of-sale system across all its stores, the data breach has the potential to affect all of them and the customers that have made credit card payment in them.



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