“An Oregon credit union has sued Noodles & Company over a data breach earlier this year that compromised the security of debit and credit cards at hundreds of Noodles locations nationwide, including 60 in Colorado.

The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court of Colorado by SELCO Community Credit Union, seeks class action status for all U.S. financial institutions whose customers made purchases at Noodles from Jan. 1 to the present.

SELCO accuses the Broomfield-based fast-casual chain of negligence in failing to use “reasonable security measures” in its point-of-sale system despite a stream of high-profile data breaches at retailers and restaurants such as Target, Home Depot,  P.F. Chang’s, Wendy’s and Dairy Queen.

Financial institutions as a result, the suit alleges, have had to pick up the tab for canceling and reissuing affected credit and debit cards, refunding unauthorized transactions, stopping payments, blocking transactions and increasing fraud monitoring.”


Author: EMILIE RUSCH, The Denver Post