Houston-based Landry’s Inc. owns and operates more than 500 properties, such as Landry’s Seafood, Chart House and Rainforest Cafe. Last week, I began hearing from banking industry sources who said fraud patterns on cards they’d issued to customers strongly suggested a breach at the restaurateur. Industry sources told this author that the problem appears to have started in May 2015 and may still be impacting some Landry’s locations. It remains unclear how many of Landry’s 500 properties may be affected. The company says it is investigating reports of unauthorized charges on certain payment cards after the cards were used legitimately at some of its restaurants. An online FAQ about the incident posted to Landry’s site says the company does not yet know the extent of the breach.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Krebs on Security