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“Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. is investigating a possible data breach in its point-of-sale systems that may involve more than 355,000 credit and debit cards.

The Atlanta-based Arby’s said it notified law enforcement and brought in leading security experts to investigate malware found on its point-of-sale system.

“While the investigation is ongoing, ARG quickly took measures to contain this incident and eradicate the malware from systems at restaurants that were impacted,” said Christopher Fuller, spokesman for the Arby’s Restaurant Group, in an email Monday.

The possible data breach, first reported Thursday by security expert Brian Krebs at his KrebsOnSecurity website, occurred in a window between Oct. 25 and Jan. 19, according to a notice from Payment Systems for Credit Unions, a service organization for the industry.

Krebs said Arby’s was notified of the possible breach in mid-January but did not go public at the request
of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”

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Author: Ron Ruggless