On Thursday, Burgerville announced that the company’s network was impacted by a cybersecurity breach. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) notified Burgerville about the sophisticated cyberattack in late August 2018. The company has been cooperating fully with law enforcement. The security breach has been fully contained and Burgerville is now taking steps to inform those impacted by the intrusion.
In an abundance of caution, Burgerville is encouraging anyone who has used a credit card at any of its locations between September 2017 and September 30, 2018, to consider that their credit card information may have been compromised.
Potentially impacted customers should:
Review their card statements for any unauthorized charges. If there is something suspicious, they should contact their credit or debit card company immediately to report the activity.
Obtain a copy of their credit report and look for unauthorized activity there, too. People can get a free copy of their credit report once every 12 months from each of the three top credit reporting agencies. To obtain an annual free credit report, please visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228.
They may also want to consider freezing their credit. As of September 21, 2018, freezing credit is a free service provided by the three major credit bureaus. Customers can go to each of the credit bureau websites listed below and locate the security freeze information.
For Equifax: www.equifax.com/personal/credit-report-services/
For Experian: www.experian.com/freeze
For TransUnion: www.transunion.com/credit-freeze