Popular Mexican restaurant chain, Chipotle, was the target of a recent malware attack. An announcement released on Friday revealed the extent of the attack.
The malware targeted point-of-sale devices (POS) to mine credit card information. Only purchases made between March 24 and April 18 are at risk. The time frame of the targeted attack varies based on location. The information at risk is called “track data”, stored on the magnetic strip of the card.
Chipotle continues to work with law enforcement to resolve this matter, and cybersecurity firms to strengthen their infrastructure. Consumers concerned about their vulnerability are urged to contact Chipotle for more information.
Perhaps someday we’ll have POS devices that are BlackBerry Secure, powered by QNX. Until then, it’s important to be careful about how we use and share our payment information.