Jimmy John's Restaurants Victim Of Possible Data Breach

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 6:07 pm
By: News 9

The restaurant chain Jimmy John's is reporting a possible security breach of customer data.

In a press release found on JimmyJohns.com, the Illinois based-chain stated that 216 stores have been affected. Data from debit and credit cards that were swiped at the stores have been compromised, but card info entered online or manually remains secure.

Jimmy John's learned of the possible security incident on July 30, 2014 and hired forensic experts to assist with the investigation.

The possible breach occurred between June 16, 2014 and September 5, 2014. Stolen data may include the cardholder's name, verification code and the card's expiration date.

Jimmy John's says the breach has been contained and that stricter security measures are being implemented to prevent future data breaches.

3 stores in Oklahoma were affected by the possible breach, one in Stillwater, one in Enid and one in Tulsa. To find the full list of locations that may have been affected by the breach, click here.

Jimmy John's released the following statement:

“Jimmy John's has taken steps to prevent this type of event from occurring in the future, including installing encrypted swipe machines, implementing system enhancements, and reviewing its policies and procedures for its third party vendors.

We apologize for any inconvenience this incident may have on our customers. Jimmy John's values the privacy and security of its customers' information, and is offering identity protection services to impacted customers, although Jimmy John's does not collect its customers' Social Security numbers.”

To find out more or search for locations that were affected by the breach, click here.