Sonic: ‘un­usual ac­tiv­ity’ on some credit cards

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sonic says there’s been some “un­usual ac­tiv­ity” on credit cards used at some of its restau­rants.

The fast food chain said in a state­ment that its credit card pro­ces­sor told them about the in­ci­dent last week and that it’s now “work­ing to un­der­stand the na­ture and scope of this is­sue.” It did not dis­close how many credit cards were po­ten­tially in­volved in the in­ci­dent or when the in­ci­dent took place.

There are more than 3,500 Sonic restau­rants in 44 states, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany’s web­site.

Sonic said that it is work­ing with third-party foren­sic ex­perts and law en­force­ment of­fi­cials on the in­ci­dent. The po­ten­tial breach at Sonic was ini­tially re­ported by Krebs on Se­cu­rity.

Sonic, based in Ok­la­homa City, is not the first restau­rant op­er­a­tor to deal with such is­sues. Last year Wendy’s an­nounced that hack­ers were able to steal cus­tomers’ credit and debit card in­for­ma­tion at more than 1,000 of its U.S. lo­ca­tions.

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