If you frequent the brand new Another Broken Egg Cafe in North Dallas, you may have fallen victim to a hacking scam intended to collect personal customer data.
A press release issued by Texas ABE Company, the group that operates this particular outpost of the restaurant, announces that the company learned earlier this week that hackers had infiltrated the restaurant’s point-of-sale system in order to obtain credit card numbers, names, addresses, and other sensitive information.
According to a statement released by the company, the hackers used “social engineering” techniques in order to convince the restaurant that they were affiliated with one of the software companies that it works with. Once they obtained remote access to the system, malware was deployed that potentially gave the hackers access to data held on a credit card’s magnetic stripe throughout January 28 to March 8 and March 14 through 20.
The restaurant has not been able to determine which customers’ data was impacted by the hack attack, but if you’ve been to ABEC in recent months, it might be time to check your credit report.