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Credit cards compromised at Jimmy John’s shops

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Jimmy John’s believes patrons of their establishment may have had their credit cards compromised. JJ’s HQ calls Champaign home, and there are plenty of shops around C-U, so consider yourself warned.

Here’s the information from the article above:

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • The Jimmy John’s sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers’ credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops, including at least eight in the St. Louis area.

The Champaign, Ill.-based chain said in a news release that someone stole log-in credentials and remotely installed malware on machines used to swipe credit cards. Some customers’ credit card numbers, expiration dates, verification codes and names were stolen between June 16 and Sept. 15, the company said.

Here are the eight area locations that were affected and the time period during which information was stolen:

St. Louis: 5720 Oakland Avenue in St. Louis, June 16 to Aug. 9; 3822 Laclede Avenue in St. Louis, June 16 to Aug. 7; and 13 N. Euclid Avenue in St. Louis, June 27 to Aug. 1.

Hazelwood: 6064 North Lindbergh Boulevard in Hazelwood, June 26 to Aug. 9.

Creve Coeur: 11429 Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur, July 1 to Aug. 1.

St. Peters: 4865 Mexico Road in St. Peters, July 1 to Aug. 2.

University City: 6681 Delmar Boulevard in University City, July 3 to Aug. 1.

Collinsville: 501 Beltline Road, June 27 to Aug. 1.

Elsewhere in Missouri, stores in Cape Girardeau, Independence, Sedalia, Kirksville, Jefferson City, Parkville and Kansas City were also affected. In all, 14 stores in Missouri and 23 in Illinois were targeted. 

Jimmy John’s said it believes its security has been restored by installing encrypted swipe machines and taking other steps. The chain did not say how many customers were affected.

The privately held company said it discovered the problem on July 30.

Jimmy John’s has more than 2,000 locations.

Though the rest of the article doesn’t say C-U has been directly involved, but take it for what it is worth. Also — never forget.

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