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Chipotle lists restaurants affected by payment data breach; Pizzeria Locale also affected

Author: Vishal Laul / Source: Neowin

After a month-long investigation involving the assistance of law enforcement and cyber security firms, Chipotle has discovered what caused the troubling data breach in its payment system, earlier this year.

It appears, per the details released by Chipotle, that a certain malware was accessing payment data from cards used with point-of-sale devices at a number of Chipotle restaurants. The origin of this malware is not yet clear, with law enforcement still further investigating the incident.

In a statement, Chipotle elaborated on the malware:

The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, expiration date, and internal verification code) read from the magnetic stripe…

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