A company that handles payment operations for a large number of hotels and food establishments, including Holiday Inn, Dunn Brothers Coffee and Zipps Sports Grill, is informing its customers of a data breach that may have compromised consumer’s payment card information.
North Country Business Products, of Bemidji, Minn., learned on January 4, 2019 of suspicious activity on certain client networks. The resulting investigation revealed on January 30, 2019 that unauthorized access had been gained to its business partners between January 3-24, 2019 through their payment systems. During this period the cyberattacker placed malware in the restaurant chain’s point of sale systems exposing the cardholder’s name, credit card number, expiration date, and CVV.
North Country did not report whether or not the malware has been fully removed from its business partner’s systems, but it has posted a list of affected locations along with the dates when their payment systems were compromised. Additionally, a consumer hot line has been established 1-877-204-9537, Monday through Friday (excluding U.S. holidays), 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST.