Wawa announces massive data breach
December 20, 2019 - Wawa is warning customers that it experienced a data security incident that may have led to fraudulent charges on their payment cards. The company's security team discovered malware on Wawa payment processing servers on Dec. 10 and contained it by December 12, Chris Gheysens, CEO, said in an open letter to customers. This malware affected customer payment card information used at potentially all Wawa locations beginning at different points in time after March 4 until it was contained. The malware no longer is believed to pose a risk, and customers will not be responsible for any fraudulent charges on their payment cards related to the incident, he said. The company is offering credit monitoring to customers who may have been impacted. Click here for more information. Wawa, based in Pennsylvania, has 870 convenience retail stores (over 600 offering fuel),in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.