>> Chipotle, the victim of a massive cyber attack that stole customer data from more than 2,200 restaurants. I'm Conway Gittins in New York. It used to be the worst case scenario for having a meal at Chipotle was salmonella. But after a malware attack was disclosed by the Tex-Mex franchise, consumers are now at risk of having their debit card accounts drained and their credit cards cloned.
An investigation into the breach found the hackers searched for data contained in the magnetic strip on payment cards. A spokesman for Chipotle saying the malware has since been removed. The chain posting notices on its website to make customers aware of the incident. But cybersecurity experts tell Reuters it looks like the restaurant is now putting responsibility on its customers to spot fraudulent purchases.
The company could face a fine for failing to protect shoppers' data. Target agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle claims stemming from a massive breach in 2013. The hack attack could threaten sales at Chipotle, which only recently began to recover after the chain was linked to an outbreak of E coli, norovirus and salmonella, that sickened hundreds of people.