Possible Credit Card Breach at CiCi’s Pizza

Possible Credit Card Breach at CiCi’s Pizza

June 6, 2016         Written By John H. Oldshue

Another popular fast food chain may have become the latest victim of a credit card breach.

Cici’s Pizza may have been hacked by thieves posing as technical support specialists for the company’s point-of-sale provider, Datapoint.

KrebsOnSecurity first reported the breach last week after it had received multiple inquiries from financial institutions asking if CiCi’s, which operates mores than 500 stores in 35 states, had been breached. The banks all reported detecting a pattern of payment card fraud at various CicCi’s locations.

Stephen P. Warne, vice president of service and support for Datapoint, said the breach actually affected many POS vendors used at Harbortouch and Granbury Restaurant Systems.

Warne also told Krebs they cooperated with the Secret Service, and no wrong doing was found on Datapoint’s part.

“The SS actually helped point out that these hackers used among Team Viewer, Screen Connect and some others they installed. All of these attacks have been traced to social engineering/Team Viewer breaches because stores from several POS vendors let supposed techs in to conduct ‘support’. Nothing to do with any of our support mechanisms which are highly restricted and well within PCI Compliance.”

The information contained within this article was accurate as of June 6, 2016. For up-to-date
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About John H. Oldshue

John Oldshue is the creator of LowCards.com. He worked for over 15 years in television and won an Emmy award for his reporting. He covers credit card rate issues for LowCards.com.
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