From the Wawa data breach. Wawa Breach May Have Compromised More Than 30 Million Payment Cards.
Wawa announced the breach in December and tried to reach impacted customers. If you haven’t gotten a new card by now, well, what are you waiting for?
In late December 2019, fuel and convenience store chain Wawa Inc. said a nine-month-long breach of its payment card processing systems may have led to the theft of card data from customers who visited any of its 850 locations nationwide. Now, fraud experts say the first batch of card data stolen from Wawa customers is being sold at one of the underground’s most popular crime shops, which claims to have 30 million records to peddle from a new nationwide breach.
Joker’s Stash has started to sell the card information stolen from Wawa.
This is the kind of thing that happens when chip readers for cards are not active. Chips are not 100 percent safe, but they are much better than the magnetic stripe.