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anti-gay organizations in U.S.
Brian Krebs, who runs the website KrebsonSecurity.com, said financial institutions have traced credit card fraud to accounts used at Chick-fil-A stores around the nation. Krebs said he first heard about the possible hack in November, but the reports were spotty.In his post about the Chick-fil-A-related hack and subsequent fraud, Krebs noted that a:
...major credit card association this month alerted some financial institutions of "an unnamed retailer" being breached between December 2, 2013, and September 30, 2014.Krebs said the fast-food giant told him it "recently received reports of potential unusual activity involving payment cards used at a few of our restaurants."
That's not what Kreb heard from one bank, which:
...had nearly 9,000 customer cards listed in that [credit card association] alert... “It’s crazy because 9,000 customer cards is more than the total number of cards we had impacted in the Target breach.”That bank source also disclosed that the bulk of Chick-fil-A-related fraud affecting his institution occurred in Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.