Wednesday, Might 31, 2017|9:17 a.m.
Several Las Vegas-area Chipotle locations were part of a current information breach that affected the national restaurant chain.
Twenty-two valley locations became part of the data breach– 19 in Las Vegas, two in Henderson and one in North Las Vegas– however the number of clients affected was not provided.
From March 24 to April 18, malware was used to access payment card information from Chipotle’s point-of-sale (POS) devices at various areas throughout the nation, inning accordance with a post on Chipotle’s website. The Las Vegas area occurrences took place from March 25 to April 18.
The malware looked for track data check out from the magnetic stripe of payment cards being routed through Chipotle’s POS system, the Chipotle post said. That information consisted of card numbers, expiration dates and internal confirmation codes.
Chipotle advises consumers who think they were taken advantage of in the attack to instantly report any unauthorized charges to their banks. Payment card guidelines usually spare duty of cardholders for unauthorized charges if reported in a timely way.
The malware was eliminated during the examination, and Chipotle continues to work with cybersecurity firms to examine methods to boost their security procedures.
Furthermore, Chipotle is assisting law enforcement’s investigation and is working with the payment card networks so that the banks that release payment cards are aware and initiate increased monitoring.
If clients have concerns concerning this event, they are advised to call 888-738-0534 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday. A full listing of stores targeted by the cyberattack can be discovered here.