Landry’s Inc. warns customers of the potential data breach
Landry’s Inc., a parent company of more than 60 restaurant chains, installed a payment processing solution at all Landry’s owned locations back in 2016. This solution uses end-to-end encryption technology to secure the customer’s data.
The Houston-based company that owns more than 600 restaurants, hotels and casinos in the United States, recently warned the customers about the data breach. This breach could have compromised the credit card information of the users. As per company warning, the data breach has more likely affected the cards used during March 13 and October 17, 2019.
“HOUSTON – Landry’s Inc., a Houston-based company behind more than 600 restaurants, hotels and casinos in the United States, warned customers about a data breach that could have compromised credit card information.”#databreach #cybersecuritynews https://t.co/0DFPyGtaHB
— Shawna Flanders (@smbflanders) January 6, 2020
As Landry stated on its website about the unauthorized access to their network, it claimed that the breach may have occurred at the time when the servers swiped customers’ cards in machines. The card swiping was intended to place food and drink orders to the kitchen/bar. Moreover, as per Landry’s, these machines are separate from those used on point-of-sale terminals.
Though the company hasn’t exactly given proper numbers and stats about the breach, it has warned the customers to be cautious and look out for any unusual activity happening to their card.
Let’s see how much customer’s data have been compromised.