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Wendy's Investigating Unusual Card Activity across Some of its 5700 Locations

Wendy’s Co. revealed on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 that it was investigating reports of unusual activity with payment cards used at some of its 5,700 locations in the United States.

Reuters reported that a spokesman for Wendy’s, Bob Bertini, revealed, "Reports indicate fraudulent charges may have occurred elsewhere after payment cards were legitimately used at some restaurants.”

Large retailers such as Target and Home Depot have been victims of security breaches in recent years. Gourmet sandwich chain Jimmy John's was also breached in 2014.

The statement provided to Reuters further claimed, “Until this investigation is completed, it is difficult to determine with certainty the nature or scope of any potential incident," Bertini said. "We have hired a cyber security firm to assist, but are not disclosing the name at this point."

Security blog Krebs on Security first reported the development earlier in the day.
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