Chipotle has confirmed that a hack that left malware on its systems also compromised the credit card information of customers at its restaurants across the United States from March 24th to April 18th. We’ve seen this before with other companies and the customer is always the loser.
Chipotle first said that it had been the victim of an attack back in April and it has now shared more details about it. We don’t know how many customers have been affected by the hack though. They are not saying.
The hack has left customer information compromised: Info like cardholder names, card numbers, expiration dates, and internal verification codes. Chipotle says that aside from those no other information was compromised in the hack and that the attack lifted data off the magnetic strips of credit cards used in its stores across the United States. It has provided a searchable list of locations that were hit by this attack, and the list includes the dates on which each restaurant was vulnerable.
If you visited a Chipotle location during the period mentioned above, you might want to check out the list and see whether you were affected. The company says that it has fixed the issue to prevent something like this from happening again.