Did you recently eat at the Puerta Grande restaurant in Winchester? If the answer is yes, well, then you could be in deep soup (pun intended). All those who used their credit card at the diner seem to be having problems as their data has been breached! Fraudulent activity related to these credit cards has been reported.
The Kentucky residents have been asked to urgently look into their bank statements and report any illegeal activity.
Around 50-100 people seem to have been victims of data breach at this diner. The hackers purchased goods with the help of this information. The breach reports started coming in early last week and they all had a common link. All these credit card breaches seem to be coming from people who had recently ate at this Mexican eatery near Wal-Mart at Bypass road.
Some customers thought that this could be an inside job.
Winchester police detective Dennis Briscoe said “It was way too much for an individual person to be at fault here,” These were definitely hackers.
Restaurant employees were in fact very helpful with the investigation and as of now the restaurant is not accepting credit cards till a new secure system is put in place.
The diner owners have two other restaurants in Winchester but fortunately, they were not a victim of data breach. To be on the safer side, their credit card systems are being revamped.
According to the Police, the stolen credit and debit cards were used in North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, and in the Dominican Republic. Reports further stated that one woman had her entire checking account depleted.
“All her money was somehow spent or sent to the Dominican Republic,” said Detective Briscoe.
As to how the data was hacked into is still not known and the case is under investigation. Most banks have refunded money of those who have been affected by the fraud.
This could be one of the major data breach and we will keep you posted as the reports come in. This could be a wake-up call for all restaurants whose credit card security systems have become outdated. Perhaps till then, you would like to pay by cash?
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