I told you last week about warnings from Visa that multiple gas stations had experienced security breaches. (Click here to read that article.)
Now one of the chains affected by malware that attacked the software for their POS (point of sale, which basically means cash register) software is coming forward to warn customers. Wawa, a chain of gas station/convenience stores that operates 800 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Florida has announced a major data breach.
According to a security alert on their website, the data breach started back in March of 2019 and appears to have spread to all locations by April. It continued until it was discovered on December 10 and was finally contained on December 12, 2019.
The credit card information of anyone who paid via debit or credit card at any Wawa location during this time is at risk for being compromised. Exposed information includes payment card information, including credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and cardholder names on payment cards.
Anyone who used a debit or credit card at a Wawa location during this time is encouraged to check for fraudulent charges.
Wawa has arranged to provide customers with one year of free identity theft protection and credit monitoring.
You can follow this link enroll with Experian:
Or contact Experian’s customer care team at 1-844-386-9559 (Monday – Friday, between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm Eastern Time or Saturday between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm, excluding holidays)
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