Wawa convenience stores is reporting a massive data breach that impacted payment card transactions potentially at all of its 800 locations.
Malicious actors managed to place malware on Wawa’s in-store and fuel pump POS systems starting on March 4, 2019 with all of its stores most likely being compromised by April 22. The company discovered the issue on December 10 and was able to fully block and remove the malware by December 12.
The information potentially stolen includes credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and cardholder names. Debit card PINs and credit card CW2 numbers were not affected. Wawa gift cards also may be involved, although not specifically targeted, with the card numbers being stolen. The company is asking anyone who believes their gift card is affected to get in contact with Wawa customer service at 1-800-444-9292.
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