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  • Delaware restaurants reportedly affected by credit card security breach

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  • A number of restaurants in Delaware may have been affected by a security breach that compromised promised software used by customers to pay their bills.
    The alert was issued July 23 by the Delaware Restaurant Association, which did not name any of the restaurants affected nor say how many were involved.
    While details are just unfolding, the association said the possible breach of consumer payment card data appears to be linked to LogMeIn, a remote access and systems management provider that facilitates, among other things, file sharing and data backup.
    The association this week notified its 1,900 member restaurants of the potential breach.
    At this point, the restaurant association says it’s unclear how many restaurants or cardholders may have been impacted.
    The DRA’s alert noted LogMeIn spokesman Craig VerColen said the company investigates all reports of suspicious activity.
    “In addition, we provide advice on IT security and user password best practices, and how to best utilize the multiple layers of security that are built into LogMeIn products, including two-factor authentication,” he said. “It is also important to note that LogMeIn does not store user credentials needed to access our customers’ computer systems or data, including, but not limited to, credit card information.”
    The restaurant association advised its members to contact their hardware and software providers for additional information.

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