Checkers Restaurant Chain Discloses Card Breach (May 30, 2019)
The US-based drive-thru restaurant chain, “Checkers and Rally’s,” has disclosed that an attack took place on May 29 that impacted over 100 locations. The company said their systems were breached with malware planted on the payments-processing system to steal information from the magnetic stripe of a payment card. The information includes cardholder name, card number, card verification code, and expiration date. Most restaurants were cleaned in April 2019, when the malware was discovered, however the infections date back to September 2016, with most occurring in 2018 and 2019. Checkers is working with federal law enforcement in regards to the attack.
Recommendation: Bank accounts and credit card numbers should be protected with the utmost care, and only used with vendors that you trust to keep your information in compliance with the relevant standards. Regular monitoring of financial accounts in addition to identity protection and fraud prevention services can assist in identifying potential theft of data.
Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) associated with this story can be viewed by ThreatStream users here to identify potential malicious activity.