Wendy's announces more details in card hack; 9 NC locations affected

Posted July 8, 2016 11:45 a.m. EDT

Wendy's locations in nine North Carolina cities, including six in central and eastern North Carolina, were affected by the hack of credit card and debit card information over the last several months.

Customers who ate at locations in Cashiers, Cherokee, Clinton, Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Lumberton, Murphy, Siler City and Warsaw should check their accounts for possible fraudulent purchases.

The hamburger chain said on Thursday that hackers were able to obtain card numbers, names, expiration dates and codes on the cards, beginning in late fall, from as many as 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants.

Some customers' cards were used to make fraudulent purchases at other stores.

In May, Wendy's said malware was found in fewer than 300 restaurants. About a month later, it said two types of malware were found and the number of restaurants affected was "considerably higher."

There are more than 5,700 Wendy's restaurants in the U.S.

Customers can see which locations were affected through the Wendy's website. The company said it is offering free one-year credit monitoring to people who paid with a card at any of those restaurants.