Chipotle says customer credit card data stolen from most stores

People who ate at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants should keep an eye on their credit and debit card statements. Hackers stole customer credit card numbers between March and April from Chipotle locations around the country, the company has announced.


Chipotle said the company found malicious software stealing credit card data from it’s point-of-sale system between March 24 and April 18. Company spokesman Chris Arnold told USA Today that the data breach affected most of Chipotle’s 2,249 restaurants.

Chipotle initially reported the hack on April 25, but the company released more information Friday on just how bad the breach was.

“The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, expiration date, and internal verification code) read from the magnetic stripe of a payment card as it was being routed through the POS device,” the company said in a press release. The time frame for when hackers were able to steal credit card numbers differs by store

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