Two Zaxby's locations in East Carolina are on the list of restaurants where customer credit card information may have been hacked.
The Georgia-based restaurant firm says the Greenville location on Fire Tower Road and the Jeffreys Road restaurant in Rocky Mount are on the list where suspicious computer files have been found, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud.
The owner of the Zaxby's franchise in Greenville told WITN that the problem has been fixed and possibly affected customers who visited the locations between December 2011 and July 2012.
Zaxby's Franchising Inc. said in a statement that the suspicious files may have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information at more than 100 stores.
The Athens-based firm says the affected stores are in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Virginia.
Company officials say the issue involves malware files, which could have been used to export guest names and credit and debit card numbers. The company says it notified law enforcement of the potential criminal activity. Zaxby's says a forensic investigation hasn't determined whether credit or debit card data left the processing systems of any stores.