Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday March 07, 2018

POS Malware Discovered at Applebee's

In a report from Threatpost, it appears that malware was discovered on the point of sale systems at more than 160 Applebee's restaurants. The stores are all owned by RHM Franchise Holdings, who said it recently discovered the malware that may have enabled hackers to steal guests' names, credit card numbers, expiration dates, and verification codes for transactions that happened between December 2017, and January 2018.

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If you got all dressed up to get that 2 for $20 for your anniversary dinner between December and January, you may want to check your credit card statements. It is interesting that they state the info was stolen between December and January, but they didn't learn of the incident until February 13th.

Upon learning of a potential incident, RMH told Threatpost it promptly launched an investigation, obtained the help of leading cyber security forensics firms, and reported the matter to law enforcement. "Due to existing security measures that were already in place at RMH, the incident had been contained by the time that it was discovered on February 13, 2018," an RMH spokesperson told Threatpost.