Jason’s Deli Suffers Breach, Exposes 2 Million Customers

Can you enjoy a good sandwich without worrying about your credit card information? If you are a Jason’s Deli customer, apparently not.

Another day, another major data breach. This time, 2 million American’s could be impacted as credit card information was exposed.

News follows a pretty brutal month in terms of data leaks and breaches. January started off with quite a bang when 1 billion people were exposed in the Aadhaar data breach. While the breach was, indeed, explosive, it is far from the only breach that happened so far. An additional 20,000 people were exposed in the SinVR data leak. After that, 2.9 million people in Norway had their medical records exposed to hackers (which works out to about half the entire country). Then, just yesterday, 100,000 Canadians had their information compromised in the Bell Canada breach.

While the compromising information in the previous breaches varies in level of sensitivity, this particular breach is quite sensitive to individuals. WCBV5 reports:

The Texas-based restaurant chain said cyber thieves used RAM-scraping malware to infiltrate payment processing systems at 164 locations in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The same type of malicious software was used by hackers in the 2013 Target data breach that impacted up to 40 million people.

The company said the incident affected customers’ payment card numbers, cardholder names, expiration dates and service codes from June to December 2017.

“On December 22, 2017, Jason’s Deli was notified by payment processors that credit card security personnel had informed it that a large quantity of payment card information had appeared for sale on the ‘dark web,'” the corporation said in a statement last week.

Credit card information is quite valuable because it provides critical information to identity thieves. This information can be used to make online purchases in someone else’s name. The fact that it is currently being sold off at the moment means that anyone with a little cash and know how can obtain this information in the first place.

Ideally, if you are impacted by this breach, it would be recommended to report your credit card as stolen and get a replacement as soon as possible. You ultimately never want to take any chances on something like this because even if you don’t see any suspicious activity now, that doesn’t mean there won’t be suspicious activity in the future on your credit card.

In any event, it seems January is still not done as far as data breaches are concerned. At this rate, this may not even be the last breach to happen this month as well.

Drew Wilson on Twitter: @icecube85 and Google+.

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