The Works Bakery says cyberattack targeted customer information
The Works Bakery Cafe, a popular bagel and sandwich shop in downtown Concord, announced today that it has been the victim of a cyberattack, targeting customer credit and debit card information.
Don Brueggeman, the shop’s owner, said the attack was companywide, affecting each of the franchise’s seven locations over the past few days, and that state and federal authorities have since routed and eliminated the virus. Brueggeman said he has replaced all of the shop’s hard drives and added security measures to prevent a similar attack from occurring again.
“I want everyone to know that we take this very seriously and understand that it’s at the least a nuisance,” he said, adding that authorities have yet to find a culprit or determine exactly how many customers have had a problem.
He said his wife’s bank put a freeze on her account after it detected suspicious transactions following a purchase she made at the shop.
Any customer who believes his or her information may have been compromised should contact their bank immediately, Brueggeman said.