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Bistro Burger Visitors have Financial Data Compromised

Hackers are understood to have intruded cash register of the San Francisco based Bistro Burger restaurant, Market Street branch, over 3 months at a stretch resulting in possible access to financial data of customers using payment cards at the eatery, published softpedia.com in news dated April 24, 2015.

Previously, the chain was similarly affected when in March a breach was detected covering a period of 2 months during 2014 at the restaurant situated in 201 Mission St. area.

The most recent occurrence possibly resulted in the theft of customer name, account number of their payment card, including the security code and expiration date when payments were made during the period January 4, 2015 to March 13, 2015.

Bistro Burger, however, has made an announcement of the data hack telling customers that while it wasn't known if the personal information of any specific customer had been alternatively would get exploited; the following measures were urged for being adopted as protection for the buyers. Oag.ca.gov published this dated April 16, 2015.

Thus the measures being recommended are that customers should examine the account statements of their payment cards at the earliest for any off the usual activity or discrepancies as well as keep monitoring the same for sometime ahead. In case they found any incomprehensible or suspicious transaction alternately any dubious payment got reflected in the statements they must contact their card issuing company right away, the declaration states.

The declaration further expresses sincere apology for any anxiety else frustration the breach may've caused. The restaurant had exercised measures for stopping such an incident from occurring again. It has put to work another computer server replacing the one getting targeted with the malware as well as similarly used another firewall protection, the statement adds.

But, if such assurances are issued too frequently, they tend to become ineffective. Bistro Burger provides little details regarding the conditions in which the incident occurred though as security investigations usually show there could be inappropriate security of devices that processed payments as also unsafe practices by point of sale sellers that result in contamination of cash registers.

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