Group Behind Golden Nugget Casinos, Rainforest Cafe, And More Releases List Of Locations Hit By Data Breach

by Mary Beth Quirk, Consumerist

Computer screen dataLate last year, Landry’s Inc., a restaurant conglomerate with over 500 locations, confirmed that it had been hit by a credit card data breach. At the time, the group didn’t confirm how many locations were affected. Landry’s now says soon it will begin notifying customers who might’ve been affected.

Landry’s announced today that its findings show that criminal attackers installed a program on payment card processing devices at some of the properties under its umbrella. The company manages dozens of chains like Morton’s Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick’s, and the Rainforest Cafe, as well as several hotels, resorts, and casinos, including the Golden Nugget chain.

“The program was designed to search for data from the magnetic stripe of payment cards that had been swiped (cardholder name, card number, expiration date and internal verification code) as the data was being routed through affected systems,” Landry’s said in a statement.

The company says that the payment card data breaches at its restaurants and venues happened during three periods between May 2014 and December 2015: 1.) between May 4, 2014, and March 15, 2015; 2.) between March 16, 2015 and May 4, which included “a small percentage of locations” affected; and between May 5, 2015 and Dec. 3 2015.

Continue reading on the Consumerist website, which has a link to an interactive list of restaurants affected by state, including several in California »



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