In January, SRK filed a class action against Wawa on behalf of customers who used credit or debit cards at Wawa between March and December 2019. On December 19, 2019 Wawa revealed it had experienced a months-long data breach that compromised the financial information of thousands of customers starting as early as March of that year. The lawsuit alleges Wawa failed to take adequate data security measures to protect customers’ credit and debit card information in violation of consumer protection laws, potentially exposing customers to fraud and identity theft. Wawa has also confirmed reports of hacker attempts to sell customer information on the dark web site Joker’s Stash following the breach.
The case has been consolidated with related actions before Judge Gene E.K. Pratter in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.