Wendy’s eyes possible breach; NAFCU pushes data standards

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In light of a possible data breach at the fast-food chain Wendy’s, NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler on Wednesday urged House and Senate leaders again to support national data security standards for merchants.“Americans’ sensitive financial and personally identifiable information will only be as safe as the weakest link in the security chain,” Thaler wrote in a letter to House and Senate leaders. Thaler pointed out that financial institutions are already subject to data security standards under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, but merchants are not.Wendy’s has some 6,500 restaurants worldwide. It is investigating claims of a possible data breach at some of its locations that likely occurred late last year, though the details are still unknown, KrebsOnSecurity reported Wednesday.Bob Bertini, spokesman for Wendy’s, told Krebs the company started receiving reports earlier this month from its payment industry contacts about a potential breach and that Wendy’s has a security firm looking into the claims. continue reading »last_img

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