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Checkers and Rally's Victims of Data Breach

May 31, 2019 / Phee Waterfield

On Wednesday, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants alerted customers that it had been dealing with a data security issue involving "malware at certain locations." On its website, the restaurant group announced that after discovering the issue, it "engaged leading data security experts to conduct an extensive investigation." Federal law enforcement authorities have also been informed in order to address the matter, with all parties working to contain and remove the malware. "After becoming aware of a potential issue, we retained data security experts to understand its nature and scope," Checkers wrote on its website. "Based on the investigation, we determined that malware was installed on certain point-of-sale systems at some Checkers and Rally’s locations, which appears to have enabled an unauthorized party to obtain the payment card data of some guests." According to the website, not all locations were affected by this issue. The malware was repo...