The largest barbecue restaurant chain, Dickey’s BBQ Pit, suffered a data breach that was discovered this week but appears to have been ongoing since July 2019. The attackers stole over 3 million customers’ credit card data over the course of a year without being detected. The stolen data was posted on a card and fraud marketplace known as Joker’s Stash. The discovery was made by Gemini Advisory, a cybersecurity firm that tracks financial fraud. Dickey’s stated that they discovered the breach after the criminals started advertising a massive collection of payment card details for sale. Gemini analyzed the data and said that the attackers appear to have compromised 156 of the 469 restaurant locations. The payment card records are mostly for cards using outdated magstripe technologies and are being sold for the average price of $17 a card. Dickey’s was contacted and according to their statement, they have contacted the FBI and payment card networks to investigate the incident.
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