Jimmy John’s Data Breach

On September 24 the restaurant chain Jimmy John’s released a statement confirming a credit card breach that affected stores all over the states. Jimmy John’s estimates that about 324 stores where affected. Information exposed is believed to be card numbers, cardholder names, verification codes, and the cards expiration date.

It is believed that card an intruder stole log in information from point of sail vendors  and used their credentials to remotely install malware onto the point of sale systems. When costumers used their cards on purchases in the store the malware would capture data from the cards magnetic strip.  This malware has been removed from most of the afflicted systems.

-Kyle Slifer