Wawa wants a refund, says Mastercard owes $32 million for data breach penalties
Joseph N. DiStefano reports:
Wawa, the Delaware County-based convenience store and gas station chain, paid $10.7 million last year linked to a 2019 breach of its customer payment security systems.
But now it wants that money back — and more. On Monday in federal court in New York, Wawa sued Mastercard, the giant payment-card network, and demanded that it be paid triple damages, under antifraud laws.
That makes the store chain the latest retailer suing Mastercard for a refund of what Wawa calls unlawful penalties that have already been paid under what it says are unfair business practices. Mastercard didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
In breach-related news, Bloomberg reports:
A class of more than 22 million Wawa Inc. customers won final approval Wednesday for their $12 million settlement over a data breach that led to the sale of their payment information on the dark web.
Read more at Bloomberg.