The proposed class seeks to recover damages incurred by financial institutions that issued customer payment cards compromised by a malware attack on Wawa’s point of sale terminals and ATM machines at up to 850 of the convenience store’s locations over a period of at least nine months in 2019. The card issuers sustained losses from issuing refunds for fraudulent purchases, replacing compromised cards, and monitoring and blocking unauthorized transactions, among other injuries. In public statements, Wawa estimated that at least 30 million payment cards were compromised.
In re Wawa, Inc. Data Security Litigation
Hausfeld serves as Court-appointed Interim Co-Lead Counsel for a proposed class of financial institutions in In re Wawa, Inc. Data Security Litigation (Case No. 2:19-cv-06019), pending in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania before the Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter.