National restaurant company with Phoenix locations reports data breach

Posted at 8:34 AM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 15:28:44-05

Houston-based restaurant giant Landry's Inc. recently discovered malware its systems that might have accessed payment card data for certain customers, according to an announcement issued by the company on Dec. 31.

Since 2016, Landry's has been using end-to-end encryption technology on point-of-sale terminals at all Landry's-owned locations, the company said.

However, the affected customers' cards were mistakenly swiped by waitstaff on different devices, which are used to enter kitchen and bar orders.

The company's announcement describes such incidents as rare.

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