Arby's data breach may impact 355,000 customers

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More than 300,000 Arby's customers are potentially impacted by a data breach at the company's cash registers. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Arby's is warning customers to keep a close eye on their credit card statements after malware in cash registers potentially compromised hundreds of thousands of customers' credit card data.

The breach occurred between Oct. 25 and Jan. 19 at company-owned restaurants.

According to Arby's, hackers installed malware on cash registers to steal credit card data as customer's cards were swiped.

The company says the malware has since been eradicated, also stressing that the breach did not affect franchise locations.

The malware is likely the same type of software used in previous breaches at Target and Home Depot stores.
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