It used to be that hackers targeted online retailers a lot more often than local “brick-and-mortar” establishments, but that’s no longer the case.
In fact there are actually fewer successful online breaches nowadays than “local” hacks.
The latest “brick-and-mortar” company to fall victim to a successful hack is Krystal, the ultra-popular “mini-burger” restaurant chain.
Krystal has released the few details of the breach that are known at this point, but the gist of the matter is hackers managed to breach Krystal’s payment system during the months of July, Augusta and September 2019 and possibly steal credit/debit card info belonging to thousands of Krystal customers.
If you used a credit card or debit card to make a purchase at a Krystal Restaurant between July and September you can enter the state that restaurant was located in on the page linked to above to find out if your card info might have been among the ones that were compromised.
Important: The info released by Krystal to date is necessarily limited to what they know at the current time.
The investigation is ongoing so I’m sure more info will be forthcoming, ASAP.
Bottom line: If you believe your card info might have been compromised by this hack you should contact your bank or card issuer immediately and request that they cancel that card and send you a replacement card.
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