If you have eaten at any of several Chipotle locations across Central New York, you should check your bank account for fraudulent charges.

According to a release on Chipotle.com, an investigation found that the company was the victim of a malware attack that helped hackers access credit/debit card information that was used at the restaurants between March 24, and April 18, 2017.

According to CNYCentral.com, six Central New York locations were affected by the data breach, including the New Hartford restaurant on Commercial Drive.

The other CNY locations affected are:

  • Ithaca
  • Liverpool
  • Syracuse(two locations)
  • Watertown

Chipotle is recommending that if you used your credit or debit card in any of the affected stores between March and April 2017, to immediately check your bank accounts for fraudulent charges. If you see any suspicious activity place a fraud alert on your account and even consider freezing the account.

Chipotle included this statement and more information on how to protect yourself from fraud on Chipotle.com

During the investigation we removed the malware, and we continue to work with cyber security firms to evaluate ways to enhance our security measures. In addition, we continue to support law enforcement’s investigation and are working with the payment card networks so that the banks that issue payment cards can be made aware and initiate heightened monitoring.

We regret that this incident occurred and apologize for any inconvenience. If customers have questions regarding this incident, you can call 888-738-0534 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EDT.


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