Report: Debit, credit card info possibly exposed in Sonic breach

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Fast-food chain Sonic Drive-In has acknowledged it suffered a breach that may have exposed debit and credit card information belonging to millions of its customers, according to a report from KrebsOnSecurity.

The website reported Tuesday that the company confirmed the breach and was working to understand the “nature and scope of (the) issue.” Below is the full statement issued to KrebsOnSecurity:

"Our credit card processor informed us last week of unusual activity regarding credit cards used at SONIC. The security of our guests' information is very important to SONIC. We are working to understand the nature and scope of this issue, as we know how important this is to our guests. We immediately engaged third-party forensic experts and law enforcement when we heard from our processor. While law enforcement limits the information we can share, we will communicate additional information as we are able.”

Sonic, which is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has 3,600 locations across the country, including 17 in New Jersey.

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