Sonic Corp. sued for $5 million over 2017 data breach

Dale Denwalt reports an update to a breach first reported by Brian Krebs in 2017.

A 2017 data breach at Sonic restaurants caused financial institutions to lose revenue, a new lawsuit claims.

American Airlines Federal Credit Union claims in its lawsuit filed Monday that Sonic failed to protect its point of sale systems or update them with current technology. Because of that, the lawsuit claims, hackers used malware to infiltrate the systems and steal cardholder information.

Read more on NewsOK.  This lawsuit appears to have been filed after a settlement was reached between Sonic and consumers and would represent a class of financial institutions that incurred costs because of the breach.

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