Jimmy John's announces security breach

CHAMPAIGN - In a news release on Wednesday, Jimmy John's sandwich chain announced it believes customers' credit card data was stolen from 216 shops in 37 states between June 2014 and September 2014.

The company believes that someone stole log-in credentials and remotely installed malware on machines used to swipe credit cards.  Jimmy John's says between June 16, 2014, and September 15, 2014, some customers' names, credit card numbers, verification codes, and expiration dates were stolen.  However, the sandwich chain did not say how many customers are affected.

Jimmy John's said the problem was discovered on July 30, and that they have taken steps to ensure customers' data is more secure, including the installation of encrypted swipe machines.

We've included a link to Jimmy John's official statement here: https://www.jimmyjohns.com/datasecurityincident/. ; In the statement you can find a complete list of stores affected.

We will continue to provide updates on this story as they become available.
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