Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Yes, It Is Time to Go Back to Using Cash!

The SF Chronicle reports:

On the heels of Target’s security breach that resulted in the country’s second-largest theft of card accounts, a New York-based sandwich shop says customers who dined at its San Francisco location may also need to call their credit card companies.

The sandwich shop ‘wichcraft, located on Mission Street near Fifth Street in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, was hit by hackers who accessed the credit card information of customers who purchased items between Aug. 11 and Oct. 2, ‘wichcraft Operating LLC said Monday.

Company officials say the accessed information included customers’ names and credit card numbers, security codes and expiration dates. ‘Wichcraft said it was working with federal law enforcement authorities and had hired experts to review the security of the company’s systems.

In the meantime, it encouraged customers who dined at ‘wichcraft during that time period to monitor their accounts. The company’s 15 New York locations may also be affected, officials said.


  1. The only time I use my debit card is when I order stuff online and sometimes when I get gas but I'm primarily a cash user. Hell at least in NY, cash is encouraged by gas stations as they charge significantly less (usually at least in my area .10 cents) for cash customers as opposed to debit/credit customers.

  2. I miss Jerry Wolgang.