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Zaxby's data breach could affect more than 40 Ga. stores
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Zaxby's data breach could affect more than 40 Ga. stores

ATHENS, Ga. -- Zaxby's Franchising Inc. says a computer data breach has occurred at a number of its stores, including more than 40 in Georgia, and that malware files could have been used to export guest names and credit and debit card numbers.

The Athens, Ga.-based restaurant chain said in a press release on its website that credit card processing companies identified certain Zaxby's locations as common points of purchase for some fraudulent credit card activity.

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Affected locations include Zaxby's restaurants in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Braselton, Bremen, Buford, Canton, Conyers, Dacula, Dalton, Dawsonville, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Kennesaw, Lithia Springs, Lithonia, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Powder Springs, Roswell, Tucker and Villa Rica.

See a complete list of affected stores.

The press release says, "Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. assisted those stores in reviewing the issue, and during the course of the investigation identified some suspicious malware files on the licensees' computer systems at several Zaxby's locations. Because those malware files could have been used to export guest names and credit and debit card numbers, Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. informed appropriate law enforcement authorities of the potential criminal activity. Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. is working with all of its store locations to implement additional security measures to prevent further intrusions."

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