HAZARD — Earlier this year, hackers gained access to credit card numbers from customers of more than 1,000 Wendy’s restaurants in the United States. Both Hazard locations were included in the scheme. The hack of Hazard’s Wendy’s restaurants occurred between January 13 and June 8.
People who used their credit cards at any of the impacted locations during this time are encouraged to watch their accounts for suspicious activity and report the problem right away. According to the Wendy’s website, the malware, which gave hackers access to this information, has been shut down and eliminated from the system. So, as of now, all credit card activity is safe.
The Wendy’s Corporation is offering complimentary fraud consultation and identity restoration services to customers who used their cards at any of the targeted locations during the time of the hack. In other parts of the country, reports have been received of possible fraudulent credit card activity. Thus far, no reports have been logged in Hazard.
All of the locations included in the hack can be searched at this web address: payment.wendys.com/paymentcardcheck.html
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.