If you’ve been to a Zippy’s location between November 23, 2017 and March 29, 2018 there’s a good chance that your credit card may have been compromised as a result of a massive data breach.
Zippy’s cash registers (which are essentially computers) were infected with malware that “skimmed” customer credit cards as they were swiped to pay for food, copying the card information for criminals to use or sell on the dark web. At this time Zippy’s is not disclosing exactly how many customers are affected.
Zippy’s official press release and details they wish to disclose about the breach may be found here: http://www.zippys.com/security
Although it should be noted that even their own site disclosing the press release is insecure!
Zippy’s says it first learned of the breach all the way back on March 9, 2018 and started an investigation with the help of independent computer forensic experts.
On April 4, the experts told Zippy’s that credit and debit cards used at all Zippy’s Restaurants, Napoleon’s Bakery, Kahala Sushi, and Pearl City Sushi between November 23, 2017 and March 29, 2018 may have been compromised as a result of the data breach.
The information that may have been compromised include the cardholder’s name, the card number, expiration date, and security code.
While Zippy’s recommends customers closely monitor their credit or debit card statements and to immediately contact their bank or financial institution if they identify any suspicious activity, the best way to protect yourself is
with a credit freeze. We have a full, comprehensive guide regarding what to do in the fallout of the Equifax breach.
The company has upgraded its system hardware and has also changed the way certain software and system processes work. It also enhanced system security and monitoring. Hopefully this will keep us safe, otherwise I’ll sure miss those chocolate peanut butter donuts!