Zaxby's warns customers of fraud

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 7:54 AM
Last updated 6:44 PM
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A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud.

Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. said in a statement that the suspicious files may have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information at more than 100 stores.

 The Athens-based firm says the affected stores are in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Virginia.

 Company officials say the issue involves malware files, which could have been used to export guest names and credit and debit card numbers. The company says it notified law enforcement of the potential criminal activity. Zaxby’s says a forensic investigation hasn’t determined whether credit or debit card data left the processing systems of any stores.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/15/13 - 09:41 am
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OOH GEEZ

Again...can we keep anything safe anymore!!!

rocketserve
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rocketserve 01/15/13 - 10:16 am
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Safety
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There has been crime since the beginning of human existence, there are just more ways for the thieves to get what they want now. The only way to keep your personal information 99% safe is to use ONLY cash for transactions, because even the state of SC cannot keep their files safe from hackers.

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soapy_725 01/15/13 - 10:37 am
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More criminals than laws
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can control. But laws are for law abiding citizens. What was the new watch word of the thieving class, "give it up"? Criminals are learning from the government. If it is there, take it.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/15/13 - 11:30 am
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Wi Fi

This got me to thinking about all the restaurants, bars, coffee shops, etc. that have set up "free" Wi Fi hotspots for their patrons. Would not these hotspots be perfect locations to hack into the store's computer system?

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 01/15/13 - 11:56 am
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LL - Not So Much the Store's, but...
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Hotspots are generally unsecure, so I would not be checking my bank statement or paying my bills @ Taco Bell or McDonald's, or any other location that offers free Wi-Fi. That would include County parks as well.

YeCats
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YeCats 01/15/13 - 12:06 pm
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I believe LL is referencing

I believe LL is referencing the company's files, where the Wi-Fi is located.

In most cases, all the info is as safe as the password, and the persons that know it.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/15/13 - 04:17 pm
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Hotspot

I know nothing about hacking; but I was just musing on the possibility that it might be easy for a hacker to invade a computer that is providing wi fi accessibility to every Tom, Dick, and Harry who enjoys chicken fingers with his network hacking.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 01/16/13 - 08:48 am
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This is why the move to

This is why the move to electronic medical records is a bad idea-so much for the HIPPA privacy laws. So watch in the next few years how peoples medical records willl become public for private or political reasons.

David Parker
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David Parker 01/16/13 - 04:48 pm
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Insurance will be forced upon

Insurance will be forced upon you.
Medical record privacy eliminated.
Guns banned.

meh, see yall at the bar.

Darby
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Darby 01/17/13 - 12:10 am
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"Would not these hotspots be perfect locations....

to hack into the store's computer system?"

Or to hack into your laptop, or cell phone etc....

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