In this day and age where many people are using credit and debit cards more than cash, sometimes the convenience can also result in identity theft.

Today, Wendy's announced that over 1,000 restaurants, including a number in Ocean County, had their payment systems hacked. 

According to the burger chain's CEO, "malicious cyber activity targeting customers’ payment card information" has been found on the payment systems of 1,025 of their restaurants.

Among the list of restaurants impacted were two locations in Brick, two in Toms River, one in Manahawkin, and one in Lanoka Harbor.

You can check out the full list of locations by clicking here.

The company is suggesting that customers keep an eye on their credit and debit card accounts for suspicious activity, and they're offering fraud monitoring services for those who may have been impacted.

You can click here for the full press release with much more information from Wendy's.