Credit card breach strikes Roy's Restaurants in Hawaii

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The computer network of Roy's Restaurants was compromised by malware, exposing the credit card data of its customers.  

How many victims? Unknown. But a notice on the company's website said any customers using their debit or credit cards at Roy's restaurants in Ko'Olina, Waikiki, Kaanapali, Poipu, and Waikoloa between Feb. 1 and Feb. 25 were affected.

What type of personal information? Credit and debit card information.

What happened? The computer of a Roy's employee was infected with malware “of unknown origin.”

What was the response? Roy's enhanced the security of its software and servers, and reported the incident to the U.S. Secret Service. The restaurant operator also notified Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express about the breach and requested that the credit card companies notify affected card holders.

Source: royshawaii.com, “Roy's Holdings, Inc. Issues Notice of Data Incident,” July 5, 2013.
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