For the second time in two years, Restaurant Depot had to inform customers that their data had been compromised. Two weeks ago, the food service supply company, informed customers that due to a POS data breach, a month's worth visiting customers' debit and credit card is at risk.
A letter sent out to customers by Jettro Holdings, Restaurant Depot's parent company, states it got wind of customers experiencing credit card fraud after making purchases at Restaurant Depot. Jettro hired a forensic firm who determined a point-of-sale network breach transpired between November 7,2012 and December 5, 2012. At this point it is not yet known how many people have been affected by the breach.
"At this point, all we know is that our system was hacked and that only card numbers were exposed," Richard Kirschner, president of Restaurant Depot and COO of Jetro Holdings, tells BankInfoSecurity. "It was not an individual POS hack, but we know our system was hacked. Each store has a unique password for network access, so we're still trying to figure out how they got in. It will take time; this was very sophisticated."
Additionally, Jettro has notified law enforcement and credit card companies, who are expected to alert cardholders of potentially suspicious activity on their accounts.
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