Three Disney Springs Restaurants Tangled Up in Credit Card Data Breach
In a recent report from Earl Enterprises, a number of their restaurants have been impacted by a credit card breach, and that includes their three Disney Springs restaurants. Potentially affected restaurants include the following brands: Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood, Chicken Guy!, Mixology and Tequila Taqueria.
The restaurant group has since launched an internal investigation and engaged two leading cybersecurity firms. As part of the investigation, they have been in contact with federal law enforcement officials and are cooperating with them.
Based on the investigation, it appears that unauthorized individuals installed malicious software on some point-of-sale systems at a certain number of Earl Enterprises’ restaurants. The malicious software was designed to capture payment card data, which could have included credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and, in some cases, cardholder names. Online orders paid for online through third-party applications or platforms were not affected by this incident.
Earl Enterprises is urging guests who have eaten at these restaurants to carefully review credit and debit card account statements as soon as possible for suspicious charges or unrecognized activity.