The Zaxby's at 3770 Princeton Lakes Parkway is one of 40 Georgia locations that has been affected by a data breach in which guest names and debit card numbers could have been exported.
Zaxby's Franchising Inc. says a computer data breach has occurred at a number of its stores, and that malware files could have been used to export guest names and credit and debit card numbers.
The Athens, Ga.-based restaurant chain said in a press release on its website that credit card processing companies identified certain Zaxby's locations as common points of purchase for some fraudulent credit card activity.
Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc. and our licensees take the security of our guests’ information very seriously and we want to inform you of an incident affecting the security of electronic personal credit and debit card information at certain Zaxby’s locations.
"Credit card processing companies identified certain Zaxby’s locations as common points of purchase for some fraudulent credit card activity," according to a statement on the company's website. "The investigation identified some suspicious malware files on the licensees’ computer systems at several Zaxby’s locations.
Because those malware files could have been used to export guest names and credit and debit card numbers, Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc. informed appropriate law enforcement authorities of the potential criminal activity."
The company said it is working all of its locations to implement additional security measures.