On December 10th, 2019, Wawa’s information security team discovered malware on its payment processing server. By December 12, the data breach was contained, but they fear the damage has already been done. In the statement released by Wawa, the “malware has affected customer payment card information, potentially used at all Wawa locations, starting from March 4, 2019, till [its] containment.” Furthermore, Wawa has promised that “…you will not be responsible for any fraudulent charges on your payment cards related to this incident…”
As of containment, an investigation has been launched and it has been discovered that, while the data breach has affected credit and debit card numbers, expirations dates, and cardholder names, it has not compromised debit card PIN numbers, credit card CVV2 numbers (the three to four numbers found on the back of the cards), other PIN numbers, and driver’s license information used to verify age-restricted purchases…”
To find out the steps you should take to make sure your information stays secure, visit the statement Wawa made. There you will be able to find exact details as to the steps needed to be taken to make sure you are financially compensated or make sure your information stays safe. To learn more about what we can do to assist your company, visit our What We Do page!