Noodles & Company Security Breach Exposes Consumer Credit Card Data
Data collected from January 31 through June 2, 2016 was potentially compromised
If you've visited a Noodles & Company location in the last five months, your personal data may be at risk.
On June 2, 2016, the company discovered suspicious activity on its computer systems that indicated a potential compromise of guests' debit and credit card data. Information from customer visits as far back as January 31, 2016 is included in the breach. Since the discovery, Noodles & Company has been working with third-party forensic investigators to determine how the security compromise occurred and what information was affected.
The company is also cooperating with the U.S. Secret Service to investigate this incident.
"Noodles & Company takes the security of our guests' information extremely seriously, and we apologize for the inconvenience this incident has caused our guests," said Kevin Reddy, Chairman and CEO of Noodles & Company, in a written statement. "We continue to work with third-party forensic investigators and law enforcement officials to ensure the security of our systems on behalf of our guests."
The information at risk as a result of this event includes the cardholder's name, card number, expiration date, and CVV. This incident did not involve online debit or credit card transactions. The company urges all of its customers within the affected period to check their financial account statements for any irregular activity.
The malware responsible for this event has been removed, according to the company.
Click here for a list of the 16 Noodles & Company locations in North Carolina that are affected by the breach.