Million Sonic Customers Possibly Affected By Data Breach, Reports Say

by Harriet Bell September 28, 2017, 0:24
Million Sonic Customers Possibly Affected By Data Breach, Reports Say

KrebsOnSecurity, a notable cybersecurity blog that earlier identified a potential breach, said millions of credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen.

There are two Sonic locations in the Capital Region, one in Latham and another in Troy.

According to Reuters, Sonic Corp. announced that it had been notified of unusual activity with credit cards used at some of its retail locations.

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The stolen details are now being sold in a cyber thief's online bazaar called Joker's Stash, though Krebs said it is unclear if all the details are from the Sonic Drive-In breach or include those swiped from other companies.

Sonic ( SONC ), the drive-in burger chain known for its roller-skating carhops, is the latest target of hackers seeking consumers' credit-card accounts. Some of the cards from the batch were found to be recently used at Sonic locations, according to Krebs.

Sonic Drive-In is the latest in a slew of United States restaurants and hospitality chains to suffer a major data breach.

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"The security of our guests' information is very important to Sonic", the company told IBTimes UK. A statement Sonic gave to WAND-TV Wednesday doesn't go into the specifics, but the company does say it is working on the issue.

The popular fast food chain has almost 3,600 locations across 45 states in the US. It said it would communicate additional information as it is able.

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