Another day, another restaurant chain data breach – this time, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. The Darden Restaurants-owned food chain said it was alerted this month that its network had been hacked and customer payment card data exposed.
The cyberattack occurred sometime between Nov. 3, 2017, and Jan. 2, 2018. The culprits "were able to access and potentially obtain payment card information used to make purchases in certain Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen restaurants" in some states, the company said in a breach notification notice on its website. The affected states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The exposed network is an older infrastructure that was replaced on April 10 of this year, the company said. "It's important to note that there are no indications of unauthorized access to the current Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen network and systems," the company said.
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