Wilton Car Wash Data Breach Could Trouble Thousands

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A data breach at Splash car wash may have exposed the information of thousands of customers.
A data breach at Splash car wash may have exposed the information of thousands of customers. Photo Credit: Splash Car Wash

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Computer software installed in credit card readers at Splash car washes in Greenwich, Cos Cobb, Stamford, Darien, Norwalk, Fairfield and Wilton could have exposed thousands of customers to identity theft, according to Patch.com. 

The data breach exposed information from some customers between Feb. 28 and May 16. Officials from Splash say 1,400 customers have been impacted by the breach so far, but the number could swell to more than 30,000 due to the number of patrons potentially exposed to the malware, Patch.com reported. 

Customers are reminded to keep close tabs on their accounts and credit information. Anyone who finds suspicious activity are asked to call 1-800-927-4489, Patch.com said. 

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Splish Splash im a taken a bath

Please get your facts right. The affected Splash locations are Cos Cob, Fairfield, Shelton, Greenwich, Bridgeport and West Haven, according to the linked article and an email I received from Splash:

"Curtis said he believes the malware targeted car washes in Cos Cob, Fairfield, Shelton, Greenwich, Bridgeport and West Haven. The company also has locations in Cheshire, Darien, Hamden, New Haven, Norwalk, Shelton, Stamford and Wilton, and three in New York — Brewster, Chappaqua and White Plains."

The issue of hackers grabbing secure data from retailers is alarming enough without sloppy reporting inflaming sentiments even more.

Pay cash. Who the hell charges a car wash? Are you people nuts? Like the people who charge coffee. Just opening yourself up to this stuff.