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Millions of card details stolen from popular US restaurant chain


Popular US restaurant chain Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has suffered a significant data breach that compromised the card details of millions of customers, researchers have discovered.

Security firm Gemini Advisory was the first to identify the incident after three million card details were listed for sale on underground marketplace Joker’s Stash, under the moniker “BLAZINGSUN”.

Analysis of the database revealed the card details were lifted from in-store Point-of-Sale (POS) systems in use across Dickey’s restaurants. In total, the hackers are said to have gained access to POS systems in 156 Dickey’s restaurants across 30 states.

The payment records are said to be linked with transactions processed using the outdated magstripe method and are ...


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