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Checkers Drive-In Restaurants suffered malware attack impacting 102 Checkers and Rally’s locations

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants suffered malware attack impacting 102 Checkers and Rally’s locations
  • The payment card information stored on the magnetic stripe of payment cards including cardholder names, payment card numbers, card verification codes, and expiration dates, have been compromised.
  • The restaurant has worked closely with the third-party security experts to contain and remove the malware.

What happened?

Attackers implanted malware on point-of-sale systems at 102 Checkers and Rally’s locations in order to steal customers’ payment card data.

What information was compromised?

The payment card information stored on the magnetic stripe of payment cards including cardholder names, payment card numbers, card verification codes, and expiration dates, have been compromised.

What was the immediate action taken?

  • Upon learning the incident, Checkers conducted an extensive investigation to determine the nature and impact of the incident.
  • The restaurant has retained leading data security experts to assist them with the investigation.
  • It has notified law enforcement authorities and coordinated with the impacted restaurants to address the issue.
  • The restaurant also worked closely with the third-party security experts to contain and remove the malware.
  • Further, it is taking the necessary steps to enhance the security of Checkers and Rally’s systems and prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

Checkers requested its customers to remain vigilant by reviewing their account statements for suspicious activity.

“It is important to understand that not all Checkers and Rally’s restaurants were affected by this issue. In addition, not all guests who visited the listed restaurants during the relevant time periods are affected by this issue,” Checkers said in a data breach notice.

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