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Landry's, a U.S. restaurant chain and property owner has disclosed that they were infected with a point-of-sale (POS) malware that allowed attackers to steal customer's credit card information.Landry's owns and operates over 600 restaurants, with 60 well-known brands such as Landry's Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, Morton's The Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick's, Mastro's Restaurant, Rainforest Cafe, Del Frisco's Grill, and many more.
Published in Local News
Thursday, 17 October 2019 12:58

Tips for creating a strong password

LOCK YOUR DOOR.LOCK YOUR COMPUTER. LOCK YOUR ACCOUNTS WITH SECURE PASSWORDS. Locking the door to our homes when we leave is something most do on autopilot. If you drive to work, you automatically lock your vehicle after arriving to your destination. Checking the physical locks in our life is easy, we don’t even think twice. But what about the digital locks, did you lock them too? Does it matter? Most definitely.
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 16:31

U.S. Customs And Border Protection Breach

The data compromised was part of a ‘malicious cyber attack’ on a federal subcontractor.   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said on June 10, 2019, that photos of travelers had been compromised as part of a ‘malicious cyber attack.’ CBP uses cameras and video recordings extensively at airports and land border crossings, as part of a growing agency facial-recognition program. It is designed to track the identity of people entering and exiting the U.S. Officials said that the data breach included images of people’s faces and license plates, which were compromised as part of an attack on a federal subcontractor. “If the government collects sensitive information about Americans, it is responsible for protecting it — and that’s just as true if it contracts with a private company,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said in a statement to The Post. “Anyone whose information was compromised should be notified by Customs, and the government needs to explain exactly how it intends to prevent this kind of breach from happening in the future.” Unable To Confirm Breach Source While less than 100,000 people were impacted as initially reported by CBP, the photographs involved in the breach were from over a month and a half long through a single land border entry port (not named by CBP). However, there was no other identifying information stolen, no passports, or travel document photos compromised so far.
Published in Cybersecurity