Avanti Markets Releases Report On Their Self-Service Food Kiosk Breach
Avanti Markets, a maker of self-serve food kiosks found primarily in the workplace, released a detailed report concerning its data breach. The incident occurred between July 2 and July 4, 2017, and may not have affected all of the kiosks powered by Avanti Markets.
The company says they have isolated the incident and are currently deploying new encryption technology on their kiosks. This should be at all locations by the end of the month. Avanti Markets is working with an independent cybersecurity firm to further enhance their security, and have notified the FBI and law enforcement about the incident.
It is hard to say how many people may have been affected by the data breach. An estimated 1.6 million people use Avanti Markets’ kiosks, but the only people affected by the incident were those that used the machines between July 2 and July 4. The malware used for the attacks may have collected cardholder names, payment card numbers and expiration dates, but not fingerprint information.
Avanti Markets is providing free credit monitoring for consumers affected by the data breach. The service is available for two years at no cost, and provides up to $25,000 Identity Theft Insurance Coverage. If you qualify for the identity theft protection, you can call 800-224-8040 to get an authorization code.