Applebee’s customers in Topeka, Manhattan and Emporia are part of a nationwide data breach that may have exposed important personal information, including credit or debit card numbers.
RMH Franchise Holdings, the Applebee’s restaurant franchisee said that the company recently got informed about the breach that occurred at more than 100 of their restaurants nationwide.
Upon learning of a potential incident, RMH promptly launched an investigation and obtained the help of leading cybersecurity forensics firms. Based on the experts’ investigation, RMH believes that unauthorized software placed on the point-of-sale system at certain RMH-owned and -operated Applebee’s restaurants were designed to capture payment card information and may have affected a limited number of purchases made at those locations.
Awareness to the customer
They want to make their guests aware of steps they could take to protect themselves. As a best practice, it is always advisable for guests to closely monitor their payment card statements. If they see an unauthorized charge, guests should immediately notify the bank that issued the card. Payment card network rules generally state that cardholders are not responsible for such charges.
They are also providing additional information about identity theft protection, describing the steps that guests may take to help protect themselves, including recommendations from the Federal Trade Commission regarding identity theft protection and details on placing a fraud alert or a security freeze on your credit file.
For more detail about the Data Breach visit https://www.rmhfranchise.com/dataincident/