Hacking News is reporting this morning that Cheddar’s restaurant has reported a major breach of it’s credit card payment systems, affecting customers that visited any of it’s restaurants from November 2017 through January 2, 2018.
From the article:
“The information leaked contained payment card information and payment card numbers of more than 567,000 customer’s different cards. The company has announced that it takes the information of the customers very seriously and it has disabled the network and it completely replaced the payment network in April 2018. “
The company is offering free ID theft protection, but that won’t do much if your credit card was compromised and used.
More from the article:
“The company has also arranged the free identification theft protection to the customers by partnering with IDCare which includes free credit and CyberScan monitoring. MyIDCare service also includes $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy. The company has also requested its customers to place a fraud alert on their files which makes it more difficult to get the credit card transaction processed.”
I would highly recommend you call the bank of any credit card you may have used at this establishment and change the numbers. I can pretty much guarantee that your card information is for sale on the dark web.
Categories: Data Breaches