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Data Breach at Wawa Mini Mart Exposes Users’ Credit Card Information

According to the latest reports from the company itself, a malware infection in the main servers of Wawa Mini Mart has exposed the credit card details of its customers. Since the company admits that it took more time to understand the presence of the malware, it is likely that people who have visited the store between March 2019 and December 2019 may have become a victim of the data breach. Users who had used a credit card for payment could be affected by the malware, which is said to have affected the first server in March.

During the period between March and December, the malware is expected to have affected more than 700 stores that Wawa Mini Mart owns. While the report prepared and published by the company does not say how such a malware managed to reach the servers, the store chain has explained what kind of data was lost from the servers. “Based on our investigation to date, this malware affected payment card information, including credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and cardholder names on payment cards used at potentially all Wawa in-store payment terminals and fuel dispensers beginning at different points in time after March 4, 2019 and ending on December 12, 2019,” says the press release from Wawa Mini mart.

“Most locations were affected as of April 22, 2019, however, some locations may not have been affected at all.  No other personal information was accessed by this malware,” added the company. The company also has listed a few methods if a person thinks their data has been subjected to this breach. Ordering a credit report and reviewing the account statement are some of the methods suggested by the company. It is sure that the store chain would surely have to revamp their system to prevent attacks like these in the future.

 

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