B&B Hospitality Group restaurants infected with malware

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Nine of the consortium establishments have been compromised

The malware found at the B&B Hospitality Group (B&BHG) sale points in the New York City area may have been used to access to card payment data.

The security breach occurred sometime between March 1, 2017 and May 8, 2018 affecting Del Posto, Babbo, Casa Mono, Becco, Otto Wine and Pizza, Esca, Lupa, Tarry y Felidia. Specialists in secure data destruction estimate that hackers may have escaped with card numbers, expiration dates, internal verification codes, and other data payment.

In a post-attack statement, the company said that “B&BHG has eliminated malware from all its restaurants and is taking steps to improve its customers’ payment card data protection measures”. In addition, B&BHG is working closely with payment card networks to keep card issuing banks on the lookout for any suspicious activity.

According to experts in secure data destruction, the company encouraged anyone who might be affected to consult the visited restaurant’s website for details and guidance.

Following reports from the International Institute of Cyber Security, experts claim that it is necessary that companies understand and prevent the conditions that allow third parties access to their security network because, like other cases, this security failure was due to flimsy security measures for the sale points.

According to specialists in secure data destruction, it is necessary that any computer system operating with payment card data could be subject to constant assessment and updating about the risks involved in managing this information.