300 restaurants part of huge data breach

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Landry’s Inc. recently unveiled its laundry list of restaurants, hotel and casino locations that were affected by a data breach that occurred between certain dates in 2014 and 2015.

The list is extensive, spanning more than 300 locations throughout the U.S.

What happened?

In December 2015, Landry’s issued a press release stating that a number of patrons who visited its restaurants could be at risk due to a data breach.

Indeed, that is the case. But it turns out those who visited its Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos are at risk as well.

Hackers were able to install a program on payment processing devices at several of Landry’s managed restaurants and Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos, according to a press release from Landry’s and Golden Nugget.

That program — call it malware — scrapped for data on the magnetic stripe of payment cards that had been swiped at those locations.

Landry’s and its related company, Golden Nugget, have locations throughout the nation. Its restaurants include popular names like Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Salt Grass Steak House, Willie G’s, McCormick & Schmick’s, and Morton’s The Steakhouse.

Locations were affected at different times during the periods of:

  • May 4, 2014 through March 15, 2015
  • May 5 through Dec. 3, 2015
  • March 16 through May 4, 2015

What information was taken?

Cardholder names, numbers, expiration dates and internal verification codes were stolen.

What is Landry’s doing now?

The investigation is ongoing, but the company is working on notifying potentially affected card holder via mail or email.

What should you do?

“Customers that used a payment card at an affected location during its at-risk window should remain vigilant to the possibility of fraud by reviewing their payment card statements for any unauthorized activity, according to a statement from Landry’s.

In addition to Landry’s advice, you should immediately report any unauthorized charges to your card issuer.

Surprisingly, Landry’s hasn’t yet made mention of providing free credit monitoring or identity theft protection services to affected individuals — something lately that has become somewhat standard for companies hit by a data breach to offer to its customers.

Fortunately, you can grab your free credit report at myBankrate.

Landry’s Inc. breach list

Business State
Aquarium Restaurant Texas, Tennessee
Babin’s Seafood House Texas
Big Fish Seafood Bistro Michigan, New Jersey
Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou Texas
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
Cadillac Bar Nevada, Texas
Capis Italian Kitchen Illinois
Charlie’s Crab Florida, Michigan
Chart House Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
Claim Jumper Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Washington
Fish Tales Texas
Fisherman’s Wharf Texas
Flying Dutchman Texas
Galveston Convention Center Texas
Gandy Dancer Michigan
Golden Nugget New Jersey, Mississippi, Louisiana, Nevada
Grand Concourse Pennsylvania
Grotto Louisiana, Texas
Kemah Boardwalk Texas
Kuleto’s California
La Griglia Texas
Landry’s Seafood Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas
Mai Tai Bar California, Hawaii
Mastro’s Arizona, California, Washington, D.C., Illinois
McCormick & Schmick’s California, Colorado, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin
Meriwether’s Michigan
Mitchell’s Fish Market Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
Morton’s California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri., Mississippi., North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia
Oceanaire Seafood Room Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Texas
Peohe’s California
Rainforest Cafe Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey, Nevada, Texas, Washington
River Crab Michigan
Rusty Pelican California
Saltgrass Steak House Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
SHE Restaurant Nevada
Simms Steakhouse Colorado
The Westin Texas
Trevi’s Nevada
Vic & Anthony’s Louisiana, New Jersey, Nevada, New York
Willie G’s Colorado, Texas
Yak and Yeti’s Florida

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