Cheddar’s Announces 1/2 Mil Payment Cards Compromised

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Fast-casual restaurant chain Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen has posted the notice that a data breach compromised approximately 567,000 payment cards between November 3, 2017 and January 2, 2018. An expert with NuData Security offers perspective.

Ryan Wilk, Vice President of Delivery – Customer Success at NuData Security:

“Due to the cybercriminals’ sophistication and how creatively they use the stolen data, this is not just a problem for Cheddar’s and their customers, but also for the payment card providers and any other organizations with whom the victims hold accounts. Once personal and financial information such as this is accessible to criminals, it feeds the pipeline of future cybercrime for years to come.

“What companies can do at this point is to implement a different method of account protection to stop the damage after breaches. This is why businesses operating online are applying multi-layered security strategies with passive biometrics and behavioral analytics. These technologies can’t prevent system breaches but can protect companies from post-breach damage, as they identify users based on data beyond their personally identifiable information, which can’t be stolen.”

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