Malware may have stolen 2 million US restaurant diners' credit card details

CNET | 4/1/2019 | Sean Keane
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Planet Hollywood customers who used a credit or debit card between May 2018 and March 2019 may have had their details stolen, the parent company said.

People who dined at Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood and other restaurants between May 2018 and last month may have been hit by a malware attack, parent company Earl Enterprises said.

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Its statement acknowledging the breach came weeks after security researcher Brian Krebs told Italian restaurant chain Buca di Beppo that customers' credit and debit cards were being sold on the dark web, as earlier reported by Digital Trends.

"Based on the investigation, it appears that unauthorized individuals installed malicious software on some point-of-sale systems at a certain number of Earl Enterprises' restaurants," the company wrote.

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That malware could have stolen card numbers, expiration dates and cardholder names from people who used them at Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood, Chicken Guy, Mixology and Tequila Taqueria between May 23, 2018, and March 18, 2019.

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