Wendy's Sued Over 'Lackadaisical' Security In Wake Of Attack

Law360, New York (February 9, 2016, 3:55 PM EST) -- A Florida man proposed a class action against The Wendy's Co. in federal court Monday, claiming that the fast food chain knowingly provided "lackadaisical" security measures that allowed thieves to steal his debit card number and rack up nearly $600 in purchases through a cyberattack the company revealed last month.

Jonathan Torres said Wendy's could have prevented the data breach because the hackers likely used a variant of BlackPOS, relatively unsophisticated malware used in separate attacks on Target Corp. and The Home Depot Inc.

"While many retailers, banks and card companies responded to recent breaches by adopting technology that helps makes...

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