Wendy’s data breach is ‘considerably higher’ than previously announced

The fast food chain is expanding its investigation after it found that at least 50 additional restaurants experienced cybersecurity issues. It blames the attack on malware.

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Fast food burger chain Wendy’s is the latest to fall victim to an attack—but its bigger than originally reported.

The company broadened an investigation into suspicious credit card activity at 300 (5 percent) of its restaurants that was launched in January. Wendy’s officials are now calling that number “considerably higher.”

The problem stems from a form of malware that allowed hackers to gain access to customer credit card data. Wendy’s says another 50 restaurants have cybersecurity issues.

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