Employee data on computer stolen from California Outback Steakhouse

T-Bird Restaurant Group is notifying individuals that a break-in occurred at an Outback Steakhouse in California and the restaurant's point-of-sale computer terminal – which contained personal information – was stolen.

How many victims? Undisclosed.

What type of personal information? Names and Social Security numbers.

What happened? A break-in occurred at an Outback Steakhouse in California and the restaurant's point-of-sale computer terminal – which contained personal information – was stolen.

What was the response? Additional security measures have been implemented, including removing Social Security numbers from the point-of-sale computer system. Impacted individuals are being notified, and offered a year of identity theft protection and credit monitoring services.

Details: The break-in occurred on the evening of Aug. 6, and T-Bird Restaurant Group became aware of the theft on Aug. 7. The point-of-sale computer contains current and archived employee time sheet information, including files that contained the personal information. The back office computer was also stolen, but it does not contain employee information.

Quote: “We contacted local law enforcement, who have been unable to locate the thief or recover the computers,” a notification letter said. “Neither we, nor the police department, are aware of any attempts to access the data. The point of sale computer is password protected, however we cannot guarantee that the information contained on it will not be compromised.”

Source: oag.ca.gov, “Outback Notice_final,” Sept. 17, 2015.

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