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Wendy’s: Data breach affects nearly 300 restaurants

Company says malware led to January credit card breach

The Wendy’s Co. said Wednesday that a data breach revealed in January affected "fewer than 300" of the chain’s 5,500 North American franchise restaurants starting in the fall of 2015.

The company said in its first-quarter report that its investigation into “unusual credit card activity” found that malware was installed on one particular third-party point-of-sale system.

That malware was “installed through the use of compromised third

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