Used your card at a Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo or Mixology location? You may want to continue reading. The parent company of these restaurants has confirmed a security breach after researchers found over two million stolen credit card numbers being sold on the internet. Malware was used on the point-of-sale systems to lift this information from restaurant locations in 40 states across the country.
KrebsOnSecurity says that it contacted Earl Enterprise, the parent company of these restaurants, after strong evidence was collected which showed that their customers’ credit and debit card numbers were being sold online. The hackers had used malware on point-of-sale systems to steal 2.15 million credit and debit card numbers along with expiration dates and some cardholder names.
According to Earl Enterprises, this security breach took place between May 23rd, 2018 through March 18th, 2019. It adds that the breach has now been “contained,” with individual locations of Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood, Chicken Guy!, Mixology, and Tequila Taqueria outlets being impacted.
It has launched a website for customers to check if a location they visited was one of those which was impacted by this breach. No online orders were impacted, the company says. It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your card statements for any unusual activity which should be reported to the bank immediately when discovered.