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Midwest America Federal Credit Union Sues Arby's in Data Breach Fallout

A proposed class action lawsuit filed by Midwest American Federal Credit Union hopes to take Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. to task after a months-long data breach allowed hackers to steal customers’ payment card information. The 27-page lawsuit claims the breach, which reported left customers’ credit and debt information exposed from October 25, 2016 through January 19, 2017, was the result of Arby’s “systemic failure” to put in place reasonable procedures to prevent such an attack.

“In fact, [Arby’s] data practices were so deficient that its customers’ data was exposed for almost three months and [Arby’s] failed to detect any issues,” the complaint reads.

The lawsuit, which was brought on behalf of financial institutions nationwide, seeks to “recover the costs that they and other similarly situated have been forced to bear” due to Arby’s alleged negligence.

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