What is the issue - On March 29, 2019, Earl Enterprises disclosed that it suffered a data security incident impacting payment card details of guests who dined at certain Earl Enterprises’ restaurants.
Which restaurants were impacted - The impacted restaurants include Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood, Chicken Guy!, Mixology and Tequila Taqueria.
Attackers planted malicious software on certain Earl Enterprises’ restaurants’ point-of-sale (POS) systems in order to steal guests’ payment card data such as payment card numbers, cardholder names, and expiration dates.
What actions were taken?
“As part of the investigation, we have been in contact with federal law enforcement officials and are cooperating with them. We remain committed to safeguarding the security of our guests’ information and deeply regret that this incident occurred,” Earl Enterprises said.