Database of PDQ restaurant hacked and sensitive info leaked


PDQ Restaurant, a North Carolina based popular chicken restaurant chain has admitted that a massive data breach took place in between May 2017 to April 2018 resulting in the leakage of sensitive info of its customers. This includes name, credit card numbers, expiration dates, cardholder verification value- a 3 digit code on the back of the credit and debit cards and such.

PDQ, which stands for ‘People dedicated to quality’ is actually a fast food chain which operates in locations such as Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, and Fayetteville. It’s said that info related to the customers who have visited the restaurant chain during the above said time period was exposed to hackers.

Therefore, all those customers who used their credit cards for purchase at PDQ in between May 19th, 2017 – April 20th, 2018 are requested to keep an eye on their bank transactions made in the last 12 months and the upcoming 6 months.

Sources reporting to the Cybersecurity Insiders say that the breach took place when hackers gained control of a financial server of an outside technology vendor via a remote connection tool.

Customers who want to know more details on this issue can contact a PDQ representative at info@eatPDQ dot com or call 844-328-1737- only on weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm.

They can also opt for a free credit report service through proper channel.

Victims of identity theft should contact the Federal Trade Commission and/or the Attorney General’s Office in North Carolina or the law enforcement of the state in which the breach happened.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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