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A small Pennsylvania credit union has taken on fast food giant Wendy’s, alleging in a new class-action suit that the burger purveyor’s massive data breach earlier this year will cost card issuers hundreds of millions of dollars.

First Choice Federal Credit Union, which has $43 million in assets and 6,500 members, alleged that the breach was caused by malware on the company’s point-of-sale systems that stole Track 1 and Track 2 data. That data normally includes cardholder names, primary account numbers, card expiration dates and sometimes PIN numbers, the complaint said. According to a Visa CAMS alert cited in the filing, the exposure window for the data breach ran from Oct. 26, 2015 through March 10, 2016.

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