This has been on the radar for some time thanks to the excellent work of Brian Krebs. Wendy’s is finally sharing more information and elaborating on the potential scope of the compromise.
I previously mentioned coverage of this potential breach by Krebs and others. The fact that Wendy’s is now facing a class action law suit speaks to the company’s lack of response and potentially to a lack of due diligence.
This article from Krebs is honestly quite disturbing. I am amazed that Wendy’s has managed to keep this under wraps to this point and avoid significant public scrutiny. Needless to say, my buying/eating habits have been adjusted accordingly.
It is very early in this investigation, but it is very concerning to see a breach at a fast food provider with the reach of Wendy’s. Please monitor your accounts and be aware of the potential threat.