Sonic: ‘unusual activity’ on some credit cards
NEW YORK (AP) — Sonic says there’s been some “unusual activity” on credit cards used at some of its restaurants.
The fast food chain said in a statement that its credit card processor told them about the incident last week and that it’s now “working to understand the nature and scope of this issue.” It did not disclose how many credit cards were potentially involved in the incident or when the incident took place.
There are more than 3,500 Sonic restaurants in 44 states, according to the company’s website.
Sonic said that it is working with third-party forensic experts and law enforcement officials on the incident. The potential breach at Sonic was initially reported by Krebs on Security.
Sonic, based in Oklahoma City, is not the first restaurant operator to deal with such issues. Last year Wendy’s announced that hackers were able to steal customers’ credit and debit card information at more than 1,000 of its U.S. locations.
Ikea to buy on-demand services platform TaskRabbit
NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea is making moves so you don’t have to assemble a sofa or bookcase yourself.
The furniture seller said Thursday that it is buying online on-demand services platform TaskRabbit, which lets users hire people to help them move, clean up the house or assemble furniture.
Ikea says it offered TaskRabbit services in its stores in London last year and plans to roll out the service in U.S. stores and more U.K. locations. More countries may be added later. The company says when the deal is completed, which is expected to happen next month, TaskRabbit will remain an independent company within Ikea and stay based in San Francisco.
Ikea, which has nearly 360 stores around the world, did not say how much it is paying for TaskRabbit.
Delta will let passengers use mobile messaging in flight
ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it will let passengers send mobile messages for free during flights beginning Sunday.
Delta says passengers will be able to send messages using iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
The service will be offered through Delta’s Wi-Fi service from broadband provider Gogo. The airline said Wednesday that it will be for text only — not for transferring photos or video.
A Delta spokeswoman says voice calls will still be banned, and so will SMS texts sent using cell networks, which are prohibited by federal rules.
Delta says it is the first U.S. carrier with trans-ocean routes to offer free mobile messaging.