Chick-fil-A Announces Possible Data Breach

Did you go to Chick-fil-A last year? The chicken restaurant chain is warning customers about an apparent data breach.

Although details are scarce because an investigation into the issue is ongoing, here’s what’s known:

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  • Chick-fil-A was notified on Dec. 19, 2014 of the suspected breach by contacts in the card payment industry who reported “suspicious payment card activity” traced back to Chick-fil-A restaurants. Chick-fil-A first notified the public through a press release on Dec. 31.
  • The exact information stolen has not been determined; however, fraudulent activity has been reported on cards. Customers should check all card statements.
  • The restaurants and dates involved have not been pinpointed. There are more than 1,850 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the U.S.
  • Chick-fil-A is working with federal law enforcement, IT security firms and card companies to determine the scope of the apparent breach.
  • Chick-fil-A has established a toll free phone number for concerned customers: 855-398-6439.
  • Victims will not be responsible for fraudulent charges. At an appropriate time, Chick-fil-A will offer free credit monitoring services to impacted customers.
  • Chick-fil-A will continue to update information as the investigation continues.

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