Arby’s investigates possible breach impacting 350K credit cards

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Arby’s is reportedly investigating a major data breach that could impact more than 350,000 credit and debit cards used at the chain restaurant’s locations.

Arby's discovered in mid-January that it suffered a data breach that impacted about 1,000 corporate restaurants, according to a report from cyber-security reporter Brian Krebs. Both Visa and Mastercard users were impacted.

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"Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG) was recently provided with information that prompted it to launch an investigation of its payment card systems," the company said in a statement.

Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, and the chain has more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide. It not yet apparent if Ohio locations were impacted by the breach.

Other restaurants, including Wendy's, has had data breaches in recent months. In late June, Noodles & Company announced a data security breach may have compromised payment information for customers, including people who visited restaurants in Ohio.

Arby’s has locations across the Miami Valley and Cincinnati.

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