Beaumont-based Jason’s Deli is urging customers to monitor their payment card accounts after learning some data may have been exposed.
The restaurant chain, which has two locations in Amarillo, announced this week that it was notified on Dec. 22 that MasterCard security personnel reported a large quantity of payment card information had appeared for sale on the “dark web.”
Analysis of the data indicated that at least a portion of the data may have come from various Jason’s Deli locations, according to a statement from Jason’s.
“Jason’s Deli’s management immediately activated our response plan, including engagement of a leading threat response team, involvement of other forensic experts, and cooperation with law enforcement,” the statement reads. “Among the questions that investigators are working to determine is whether in fact a breach took place, and if so, to determine its scope, the method employed, and whether there is any continuing breach or vulnerability.”
The company urged customers to monitor their payment card accounts carefully and report any suspicious activity to their card issuer. Customers or financial institutions with any questions should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-838-1976.
The company states the investigation is in its early stages and, as is typical in such situations, it expects it will take time to determine exactly what happened.
“Jason’s Deli will provide as much information as possible as the inquiry progresses, bearing in mind that security and law enforcement considerations may limit the amount of detail we can provide,” the statement reads.
Jason’s Deli operates locations at 7406 S.W. 34th Ave. in the Summit Shopping Center and 2600 Wolflin Ave., Suite C2600, in Wolflin Village.