Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP is investigating a potential data breach class action lawsuit against Landry’s, Inc. following recent news that it detected a security breach in its database and servers that has potentially affected 63 of its restaurant concepts, including Landry’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Morton’s, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, McCormick & Schmick’s, Mastro’s Restaurants, and Rainforest Cafe.
Landry’s, Inc. is a major American multi-brand dining and hospitality corporation with nearly 600 affiliated locations in 35 states, including 5 Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino locations. According to an update posted on the Company’s website , the Company detected the operation of malware designed to access payment card data from cards used in person on systems at the Company’s restaurants and food and beverage outlets.
This malware affected payment card information, including credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and possibly other information, for any cards mistakenly swiped on order-entry systems lacking adequate encryption technology. The time frame for which this sensitive data from the order-entry systems was accessed is generally between March 13, 2019 to October 17, 2019, though information from as early as January 18, 2019 may have been exposed at some locations. This sensitive information is valuable to criminals who place stolen payment card data for sale on the dark web, which other criminals purchase in order to perpetrate identity theft and other frauds. Criminals can also use this stolen information to create counterfeit cards to purchase high-priced items from other retailers.
If you used a debit or credit card at one of the affected restaurant and/or food and beverage outlets owned by Landry’s [check here for affected locations: https://www.landrysinc.com/PotentiallyInvolvedConcepts/] and think your personal financial information was compromised by this recent data breach, please contact the lawyers listed on this page.