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Possible data breach at beloved sandwich chain

Possible data breach at beloved sandwich chain
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Another day, another popular retailer hit with a data breach.

First was P.F. Chang's, now it's Jimmy John's.

Security blogger Brian Krebs discovered the breach and says it's a large-scale "card-present" fraud, meaning the hackers are cloning and creating counterfeit credit and debit cards, originally belonging to Jimmy John's customers.

The sub sandwich maker released the following statement:

“Jimmy John’s is currently working with the proper authorities and investigating the situation. We will provide an update as soon as we have additional information.”

Jimmy John's has an estimated 1,900 locations across 43 states and most locations are franchisee, or independently-owned. That means all stores might not be running the same security systems or have the same point of sale systems.

Stay tuned to what's Happening Now for more details as they emerge.

How can you protect yourself from these massive credit-card breaches? Click here to read my tip on what you need to do right now.

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