- Title: Grocery store chain Wawa notifies customers of data security incident
- Date: 20th December 2019
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 20, 2019) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) CYBERSCOUT, CHAIRMAN, ADAM LEVIN, SAYING: "Well, first of all, what happened at Wawa, someone put malware on their payment processing system and, as a result, gained access to credit card information, debit card information. They didn't get PIN numbers, they didn't get security codes, they didn't get driver's license information, but they did get the number and the expiration date of these payment cards. Without question, malware is the new black that everybody is putting malware in every system they possibly can. Retailers, food operations, all of these different institutions have been, in fact, impacted by people doing this. Point of sale has become point of sabotage for many companies, where sometimes you don't know how they get in. They could get in because somebody who works for the company clicked on the wrong link, which some retailers, they actually put malware on their website. So, when you're checking out and buying something, it's actually capturing your payment card data."
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- Keywords: Adam Levin Wawa all Wawa locations cardholder names customer payment card information data breach data security incident debit and credit card numbers expiration dates
- Location: WAWA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, UNKNOWN LOCATIONS
- City: WAWA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, UNKNOWN LOCATIONS
- Country: USA
- Topics: Company News Markets,Economic Events
- Reuters ID: LVA005BAS7CST
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Grocery store chain, Wawa, said on Friday (December 20) its information security team discovered malware on its payment processing servers on December 10, 2019.
The virus stole Wawa's customers payment card information, including debit and credit card numbers, expiration dates and cardholder names, but did not access PIN numbers or CVV2 numbers.
Wawa said its cyber security team contained the malware by December 12, 2019.
It also said that it began running at different points in time after March 4, 2019.
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