Customers at 12 Idaho Wendy's, Four in Boise, Targeted by Hackers 

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Wendy's confirmed Thursday
that 12 Idaho restaurants were among the 1,025 U.S. locations where hackers compromised customer data, including names, credit card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes.

Among the locations that were hacked were four Wendy's restaurants in Boise; two in Meridian; two in Nampa; and one each in Caldwell, Eagle, Garden City and Mountain Home.

Wendy's officials initially said that about 300 locations had been targeted by hackers in fall 2015 but, in June, Wendy's officials said the number would be higher. On Thursday, they revealed more than 1,000 restaurants had been compromised and listed each of the locations on the company's website. 

In Boise, affected Wendy's restaurants are on Broadway Avenue, Orchard Street, Franklin Road and State Street. In Garden City, officials confirmed the Wendy's on Chinden Boulevard was targeted. In Meridian, the locations on East Corporate Drive and East Florence were targets. In Eagle, Wendy's officials said the location on Eagle River Drive was hacked. In Caldwell, the Wendy's on North 10th Avenue was targeted. Two Nampa locations, on 12th Avenue and Caldwell Boulevard, were hit by hackers and the Wendy's on American Legion Way in Mountain Home was also targeted.

Wendy's officials said they believe criminals gained access to point-of-sale terminals by gaining remote access from third-party service providers, enabling the hackers to place malware onto the terminals.

Wendy's is offering one year of fraud consultation and identity restoration services to customers who used a payment card at a targeted restaurant.

Customers may call 1-888-846-9467 for more information.
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