Earl Enterprise Suffers Form Security Breach Compromising Credit Card Data

KrebsOnSecurity, the parent firm of restaurants such as Buca di Beppo, Planet Hollywood, and Mixology, has verified that it gone through a security violation after security scientist discovered over 2 Million stolen numbers of credit cards being traded online.

The firm claims that it made contact with the firm last month after it found “solid proof” that debit card and credit card numbers of customers were traded sold online. Attackers took help of “malware present on its PoS (point of sale) systems” to pinch 2.15 Million debit and credit card numbers, cardholder names, and expiration dates from restaurant sites in almost 40 states.

Earl Enterprises claims that the violation happened from May 23, 2018, to March 18, 2019, and that “the attack has now been brought under control.” The breach affected separate restaurant locations of Earl of Sandwich, Buca di Beppo, Chicken Guy!, Planet Hollywood, Tequila Taqueria, and Mixology outlets. The firm has since rolled out a website for users to see that if a location they had paid visit was one of the ones that was affected. It also claims that online orders were not affected by the violation.

The firm suggests users to verify their statements for nasty activity, and to inform their issuer if they discover any fraudulent payments.

Speaking of which, two self-described “white hat hackers” and security scientists found a trove of camera, unencrypted location, and other information on an old Tesla Model 3, as per media reports. And while it is not an issue new to Tesla, the instance serves as a stark reminder that modern vehicles can turn out to be a security danger for earlier owners, irrespective of whether they are wrecked or sold.

The two individuals claim that in late 2018 they purchased a wrecked Model 3. When they accessed the computer of the car, they saw unencrypted information from “almost 17 various devices,” as per the media report.