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Fast food chain hit in fraud scheme
Suspicious computer files have been found at some Zaxby's locations in the Southeast, worrying restaurant officials about potential fraud.

Locations in Brunswick and the Golden Isles have not been affected, a spokesman for the fast food restaurant franchise said.

Zaxby's Franchising Inc. said in a statement the suspicious files may have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information at more than 100 stores.

According to the Georgia-based restaurant's website, the three restaurants in Brunswick and St. Simons Island were not impacted, though some locations in Savannah and Jacksonville are on the list of potentially compromised stores.

Company officials say the issue involves malware files, which are computer programs like viruses that collect information from computer systems. The programs 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.

Zaxby's has three locations in Glynn County.

Two are on the mainland - at U.S. 17 at Exit 29 of Interstate 95 and on Altama Connector - and a third is on Market Street on St. Simons Island.

In addition to Georgia, the affected stores are in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Virginia.

-The Associated Press contributed to this report

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