Chick-fil-A announces possible data breach

WASHINGTON — Many large companies were hit by data breaches in 2014, and on New Year’s Eve one more announced that it may have joined those ranks.

Chick-fil-A announced on their website that they “received reports of potential unusual activity involving payment cards used at a few of our restaurants” and are working with IT security companies and law enforcement to “determine all the facts.”

The company added that customers will not be liable for any fraudulent charges – “any fraudulent charges will be the responsibility of either Chick-fil-A or the bank that issued the card. If our customers are impacted, we will arrange for free identity protection services, including credit monitoring.”

Anyone who is concerned that they may be affected can look at the FAQ on Chick-fil-A’s website or by calling 855-398-6439, starting Jan. 2.

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