Hackers steal credit card information from Checkers fast-food chain

CNET | 5/30/2019 | Laura Hautala
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Checkers says more than 100 of its restaurants were hit with malware that stole customers' credit card information.

If you ate at a Checkers or Rally's recently, you should consider putting fraud alerts on your credit or debit card. Otherwise, that chili dog might cost you a lot more than you thought.

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Hackers infected checkout stations at more than 100 of the fast-food restaurant's locations with malicious software that stole payment card information, the company said Wednesday. So when the cashier swiped your card to pay for boneless chicken wings or a triple crispy fish sandwich, the fryer got to work on your lunch and the hackers got their hands on your credit card number. The stolen information also included cardholder names, card expiration dates and card verification codes, the company said.

In addition to putting fraud alerts on your cards, Checkers recommended reviewing your account statements to check for suspicious transactions.

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"Our guests are our top priority, and we take the protection of their information very seriously," the company said in its announcement.

It's the latest example of how hackers steal credit card data from consumers at the moment they use their payment cards. Hackers sell the information in shady corners of the internet, and criminals...
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