There was a data security breach at certain Popeyes restaurants located in the Houston area. The incident may have exposed the payment information of some customers who used their credit cards to pay at Popeyes restaurants in Southeast Texas.
According to the CCC Restaurant Enterprises officials, the data security breach has already been addressed and contained. Still, they advise their customers to monitor their credit reports and remain vigilant in detecting any suspicious activity on their credit card statements.
Specifically, the following restaurants were affected:
- 6804 Garth Road, Baytown
- 9802 FM 1764, Texas City
- 404 W. Parkwood, Friendswood
- 1710 Highway 90, Liberty
- 1153 W. Main St., League City
- 16425 Imperial Valley Drive, Houston
- 2406 Bay Area Blvd., Houston
- two additional restaurants located in North Carolina, and an additional restaurant located in Georgia
If you have used your debit or credit card to pay at one of these restaurants at any time between May 5th 2016 and August 18th 2016, you may be one of the affected individuals.
Things first got suspicious when the company’s credit card processor spotted some unusual activity. They notified CCC Restaurant Enterprises about these issues, who then hired a third-party forensic expert.
As the investigation went on, additional details were revealed. Some malware was detected in the restaurants’ systems which may have been collecting sensitive data for the duration. During the timespan, card numbers, names, expiration dates, and security codes were all at risk.