|Wendy's Update On Unusual Credit Card Activity|
This latest action is the result of the Company's continuing investigation into unusual credit card activity at some
Based on the preliminary findings of the previously-disclosed investigation, the Company reported on
In this continued investigation, the Company has recently discovered a variant of the malware, similar in nature to the original, but different in its execution. The attackers used a remote access tool to target a POS system that, as of the
Many franchisees and operators throughout the retail and restaurant industries contract with third-party service providers to maintain and support their POS systems. The Company believes this series of cybersecurity attacks resulted from certain service providers' remote access credentials being compromised, allowing access to the POS system in certain franchise restaurants serviced by those providers.
The malware used by attackers is highly sophisticated in nature and extremely difficult to detect. Upon detecting the new variant of malware in recent days, the Company has already disabled it in all franchise restaurants where it has been discovered, and the Company continues to work aggressively with its experts and federal law enforcement to continue its investigation.
Customers may call a toll-free number (888-846-9467) or email PaymentCardUpdate@wendys.com with specific questions.
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