Breach, Compliance Management, Data Security, Privacy

Oregon credit union sues Noodles & Company over breach

Oregon credit union SELCO Community Credit Union accused Noodles & Company of failing to implement or maintain adequate data security measures for customer information despite highly publicized breaches at large national retailers and restaurant chains, according to court documents filed in a class action lawsuit Tuesday.

The suit, filed on behalf of other financial institutions that were affected by a breach that hit the restaurant chain in January 2016, claimed that revenue was lost when the financial institutions were forced to replace cards, stop payments, block transactions, and refunding fraudulent charges among other costs attributed as a result of the breach.

Noodles & Company announced the breach in a June 28 press release and said customers that used payment cards at the affected locations between January 31, 2016 and June 2, 2016 may have had their information compromised.

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