Illinois-based sandwich purveyor Jimmy John's confirmed today what many had suspected for weeks: The chain was recently the victim of a credit card breach. According to Krebs on Security, initial reports began surfacing back in July of this year when multiple credit cards were found to be stolen and the link among them was that they had recently been used at a Jimmy John's.
Earlier this afternoon, Jimmy John's confirmed in a statement that 216 locations had been affected by the data hack between June 16, 2014 and September 5, 2014. "Cards impacted by this event appear to be those swiped at the stores, and did not include those cards entered manually or online. The credit and debit card information at issue may include the card number and in some cases the cardholder's name, verification code, and/or the card's expiration date. Information entered online, such as customer address, email, and password, remains secure."
The full list of stores includes locations in Arizona, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and more. The company apologized in the statement and is offering free identity protection services to customers who dined at one of the affected locations.