Alert: Major Credit Card Data Breach

Landry’s Inc., who owns or operates some very well-known brands is reporting that they have been the victim of a data breach at some of its locations.  According to the information released by Landry’s Inc. the breach occurred during 2 different periods from May 4, 2014 through March 15, 2015 and from May 5, 2015 through December 3, 2015, depending on the location Landry’s reports that during their investigation they find that criminal attackers were able to install a program on payment card processing devices that was designed to search for data from the credit card magnetic stripe (card holder name, card number, expiration date and internal verification code).

Some of the brands affected in the breach include

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp
  • Claim Jumpers
  • Gold Nugget Hotels in NJ / MS / LA / NV
  • Landry’s Seafood
  • Mastro’s
  • McCormick & Schmick’s
  • Morton’s
  • Rain Forest Café

According to Landry’s Inc.

“If you used a payment card at an affected location during its at-risk window, we recommend that you remain vigilant to the possibility of fraud by reviewing your payment card statements for any unauthorized activity. You should immediately report any unauthorized charges to your card issuer because payment card rules generally provide that cardholders are not responsible for unauthorized charges reported in a timely manner. The phone number to call is usually on the back of your payment card”.

To see the complete list of all affected brands and locations click here

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