Paso Robles Wendy’s likely hit in nationwide hack

July 8, 2016

Wendy's foodThe Paso Robles Wendy’s is believed to be one of the restaurants targeted in a nationwide cyberattack on the fast food chain. Hackers targeted more than 1,000 Wendy’s restaurants and stole customers’ debit and credit card information.

Company officials have released a list of targeted locations. The list includes the Wendy’s at 141 Niblick Road. Hackers may have targeted the Paso Robles restaurant between Jan. 13 and June 8.

A statement released by the company says hackers installed malware on point of sale systems in Wendy’s restaurants. The malware may have been deployed in late fall 2015. Investigators say the hackers may have been able to install the malware as a result of service providers’ remote access credentials being compromised.

Wendy’s encourages customers to review their bank and credit card statements and to monitor for fraud and identity theft. The company is offering a complimentary year of fraud consultation and identity restoration services to customers whose cards were affected by the hack.

Those customers can call (866) 779-0485 for instructions on obtaining the services.



  1. Rambunctious says:

    How could anyone trust a place that sells square burgers on round buns…..dang that darn picture makes me hungry!

    (-1) 3 Total Votes - 1 up - 2 down
  2. standup says:

    Good reason not to eat gmo filled, garbage food with basically minimal nutritional value.

    (1) 15 Total Votes - 8 up - 7 down
  3. kayaknut says:

    Once reason to always use cash at these types of places. If government can not keep all it’s data safe how do expect a fast food chain to do so.

    (14) 18 Total Votes - 16 up - 2 down

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