Arby's was breached – keep an eye on your bank statements

You may want to monitor your bank account if you've been there recently.
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If you've indulged in a beef and cheddar recently, you might want to keep a close eye on your bank account.

Arby's is investigating a security breach at hundreds and maybe even thousands of its stores, according to Delish. It could put more than 355,000 customers' banking information at risk, the magazine said.

Arby's confirmed on the company's website that an investigation of its payment card systems is ongoing. It involves malware that was installed on payment systems to steal debit and credit card data.

"Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG) was recently provided with information that prompted it to launch an investigation of its payment card systems. ARG immediately notified law enforcement and enlisted the expertise of leading security experts, including Mandiant. While the investigation is ongoing, ARG quickly took measures to contain this incident and eradicate the malware from systems at restaurants that were impacted," the statement says.

According to Krebs on Security, (a security news site) only corporate stores were targeted – which make up about one-third of Arby's 3,300 locations in the U.S.

The breach is estimated to have occurred between Oct. 25, 2016 and January 19, 2017, though Arby's hasn't released information on which restaurants were affected, Krebs said.

Christopher Fuller, Arby’s senior vice president of communications, told the site that the problem is under control.

“Although there are over 1,000 corporate Arby’s restaurants, not all of the corporate restaurants were affected,” Fuller said. “But this is the most important point: That we have fully contained and eradicated the malware that was on our point-of-sale systems.”

So if you've visited Arby's within the last few months, it's probably a good idea to watch your bank statements closely for any unauthorized activity.

If you see anything suspicious, Arby's says unauthorized charges should be reported immediately to your bank.

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