The Dickey’s BBQ Data Breach
Reports revealed that a data breach that has spanned more than a year involved more than 100 Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurants across the U.S.
According to a report, one of the dark web’s most popular stores for selling stolen credit card information offered card numbers of the customers of Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurants.
On a dark web carding site “Joker Stash,” about three million new credit card records were being sold.
More About the Data Breach
Gemini Advisory researchers added that its analysis discovered that 56 of the eatery’s 469 locations across 30 states were exposed. Most of the stolen numbers came from California and Arizona. Moreover, the credit card data was accessed between July 2019 and August 2020.
“Given the widespread nature of the breach, the exposure may be linked to a breach of the single central processor, which was leveraged by over a quarter of all Dickey’s locations,” the researchers added.
According to Dickey’s BBQ, the company knows about the safety incident and it’s currently conducting an investigation.
“We obtained a report indicating [that a] cost card safety incident might have occurred. We’re taking this incident very significantly and instantly initiated our response protocol and an investigation is underway. We’re presently centered on figuring out the places affected and time frames concerned,” Dickey’s stated.
The authorities encourage consumers who have visited Dickey’s Barbeque in the past year to monitor their bank accounts and credit card transactions. If they spotted any fraudulent or suspicious charges, they must immediately report it to their financial institution.
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