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Report: Restaurant chain is latest data breach victim


Sonic has been targeted in a cyber-attack.

The restaurant chain, which is known for drive-up ordering kiosks and roller skating waitresses, has confirmed it has suffered a data security breach. Specifically, the incident has jeopardized the security of credit cards from up to 5 million customers, according to KrebsOnSecurity, which first broke the news.

The first hints of a breach surfaced last week, when the chain’s credit card processor notified the company about a pattern of fraudulent activity among payment cards. The breach led to a “fire sale” of millions of stolen credit- and debit-card accounts on a credit card theft bazaar called Joker’s Stash, the report said.

The investigation is still in its early stages, and Sonic is still investigating how many or which of its stores may be impacted, Christi Woodworth, VP of public relations at Sonic, told Krebs.

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