Data Breach Likely Affects Almost 50 Arizona Restaurants

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A recent data breach likely affected nearly 50 restaurants in Arizona and dozens more in other states, according to North Country Business Products (NCBP), a point-of-sale (POS) systems provider.

According to NCBP, hackers possibly stole the payment information of some consumers who used their debit and credit cards at its business partner restaurants. The data breach happened between January 3 and January 24 this year.

On January 4, the company hired third-party forensic investigators after detection a suspicious activity on certain client networks. By the end of the month, investigators found that hackers deployed malware to collect debit and credit card information from its multiple business partner restaurants.

NCBP disclosed the data breach to alert customers at affected restaurants in Arizona and other states that their payment information may have been compromised. The company set up a help line (1-877-204-9537) for individuals seeking further information about the problem. The help line is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST.

In a statement, the NCBP said it “takes this incident and the security of our customers’ information very seriously. The company has updated processes to further strengthen its systems to protect its business partners’ customer debit or credit card information and will continue to work with third-party experts to help ensure the highest levels of security.”

Additionally, the company is encouraging customers to stay vigilant against identity theft and fraud, review their account statements, and monitor their credit reports for suspicious activities.

List of Arizona restaurants hacked

  • Black Barts in Flagstaff
  • Brookside II in Surprise
  • CCV Chandler LLC in Chandler
  • Chutney’s Indian Cuisine in Tempe
  • Collins’ Irish Pub in Flagstaff
  • The Wren at Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport
  • Ernie’s Inn in Scottsdale
  • Forefathers in Scottsdale
  • Frog & Firkin in Tucson
  • GCRC Skywalk Restaurant in Peach Springs
  • Goldie’s Sports Cafe in Scottsdale
  • Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch in Tucson
  • Herb Box in Scottsdale
  • Holiday Inn in Chandler
  • Holiday Inn in Yuma
  • MSR Properties, LLC in Scottsdale
  • Isabel’s Amor in Gilbert
  • Karichimaka in Tucson
  • Holiday Inn in Phoenix
  • Loco Patron in Scottsdale
  • Market Bar & Kitchen in Flagstaff
  • Modern Round in Peoria
  • Morenci Motel & Lanes in Morenci
  • Mudshark Brewing Company in Lake Havasu City
  • Picazzo’s Gourmet Pizza in Sedona
  • Rancho De Tia Rosa’s in Chandler
  • Salsa Brava in Flagstaff
  • Sapporo in Scottsdale
  • Chai Bagel Corp in Scottsdale
  • Someburros in Flagstaff, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Queen Creek, and Tempe
  • Tucson Truck Terminal of Tucson
  • Voyager RV Resort of Tucson
  • Zipps Ahwatukee of Phoenix
  • Zipps Sports Grill in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Gilbert, Tempe
  • Chompie’s Best at University Inc in Tempe,