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Sonic Drive-In confirms data hack: What’s really going on?

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 8:21 AM
By: Kara Driscoll - Staff Writer

Sonic Drive-In food chain has confirmed its restaurants were impacted by a recent payment card data breach.

The food chain issued a statement this week that credit and debit card numbers may have been acquired without authorization as part of a malware attack experienced at certain Sonic Drive-In locations. The company contacted law enforcement and began its own investigation when the breach was discovered, according to a company statement.

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“Your trust in Sonic is important to us and we sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause. We have provided here more information about this situation, including an offer of free identity theft protection for affected customers,” the company said.

Customers who used their cards at Sonic locations this year can receive 24 months of free fraud detection and identity theft protection through Experian’s IdentityWorks program, the company said. The company did not disclose which specific locations were impacted by the breach.

Sonic, which operates thousands of locations across 45 states, including locations in Kettering, West Carrollton, Beavercreek, Dayton, Huber Heights, Englewood, Xenia, Franklin, Eaton, Springfield, West Chester, Hamilton and Cincinnati.


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