Data breaches aren’t just for the healthcare industry or the financial services industry.
There has been a new rash of data breaches at retail businesses such as home improvement stores and casual restaurants. Krebs on Security has information on one of the most recent data breaches announced at the fast-casual restaurant Noodles & Co.
Asked to comment on the reports, Broomfield, Colo.-based Noodles & Company issued the following statement:
We are currently investigating some unusual activity reported to us Tuesday, May 16, 2016 by our credit card processor. Once we received this report, we alerted law enforcement officials and we are working with third party forensic experts. Our investigation is ongoing and we will continue to share information.
Brian Krebs — one of the leaders of data breach announcements on the internet — noted the close proximity to the recent Wendy’s data breach as well.
All companies that process consumer data, including credit card, social security numbers, or even address and phone numbers, should be protecting that information. Unfortunately, even highly successful companies with resources to combat online hackers too often fail to to take proper steps to secure this information.