Malware installed at California burger joint, payment cards at risk | SC Media
Breach

Malware installed at California burger joint, payment cards at risk

March 16, 2015

California-based Bistro Burger confirmed that malicious software was installed on the computer systems used to process credit card transactions at its Mission Street location in San Francisco, and that customer payment card data may have been compromised.

How many victims? Undisclosed.

What type of personal information? Names, payment card account numbers, card expiration dates and security codes.

What happened? Malicious software was installed on Bistro Burger computer systems used to process credit card transactions at its Mission Street location in San Francisco.

What was the response? Bistro Burger contained the incident by replacing the computer hard drive that was targeted by the malicious software, reconfiguring its point-of-sale environment, and installing firewall protection for its servers.

Details: Payment card data may have been compromised for customers who made purchases between Oct. 2, 2014, and Dec. 4, 2014.

Quote: “While we do not know whether a particular customer's personal information has been or will be misused, as a precaution we are providing this notice to tell customers about the incident and call their attention to some steps they may take to help protect themselves,” according to a legal notice.

Source: oag.ca.gov, “Bistro Burger – Legal Notice of Potential Security Incident,” March 5, 2015.

A Monday SCMagazine.com request for additional information was not returned.

prestitial ad