Fast Casual Restaurant is Victim of Data Breach

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Fast Casual Restaurant is Victim of Data Breach


Computer systems at PDQ, a fast-casual dining restaurant based in Tampa, have been hacked.

The fast-casual dining restaurant based in Tampa posted a statement on its website warning its customers that hackers were able to access or acquire personal information from those who use credit cards. 

11-Month Breach
According to the statement posted to the company's website, PDQ said the and that the breach lasted nearly a year, from May 19, 2017 to April 20, 2018. All PDQ locations in operation during some or all of the breach were affected. The company learned on June 8 that credit card information and or some names may have been compromised.

PDQ stated, “Caring for our customers is a top priority” and that  “once we suspected a possible breach, we acted immediately to address the situation and stop the breach. We initiated an investigation and engaged a cybersecurity firm that conducted a comprehensive forensic review of the attack. We reported the breach to law enforcement and continue to work with authorities and state regulators. We have taken steps to further strengthen the security of our systems to help prevent this type of incident from happening again.