Burrito chain hit with data breach

iStock-458112999.jpgIf you visited at Chipotle or Pizzeria Locale between March 24, 2017, and April 18, 2017, your credit card information may have been compromised, according to a press release issued by Chipotle. In April, Chipotle announced that their payment system had been hacked, potentially affecting their customers’ credit card information.

An investigation into the breach confirmed that a malware operation accessed payment card data from point-of-sales devices in locations nationwide.

According to lifehacker.com, the exact number of locations targeted is unknown. Customers can use a locator tool on Chipotle’s website to check for restaurants identified during the investigation.

Chipotle has removed the malware and “continue(s) to work with a cyber security firm to evaluate ways to enhance security measures.”

It’s important to remain “vigilant to the possibility of fraud,” a Chipotle spokesperson said. Customers that used a credit card at targeted locations between March 24 and April 18 should report any unauthorized charges to card issuers immediately.

Consumer Affairs also recommends that affected customers contact their bank or credit card company. “The company likely will issue a replacement card and cancel the old one,” said Consumer Affairs.

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