News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Dickie’s Barbecue Pit

Exploit: Malware/Skimming
Dickie’s Barbecue Pit: Restaurant Chain 

Risk to Small Business: 1.691 = Severe

Dickie’s Barbecue Pit has been serving up a side of skimming to every customer. Between August 2019 and July 2020, cybercriminals were operating skimmers at 156 of Dickey’s 469 locations in 30 states, with the highest exposure in California and Arizona. The breach was discovered by cybersecurity monitors after hackers began advertising the data stash for sale as “Blazingsun”.

Individual Risk: 1.771 = Severe

Customers who made purchases at Dickie’s Barbecue Pit during that window have likely experienced a credit card compromise and should contact their card issuer for guidance.

Customers Impacted: 3 million

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: The number one cause of a data breach is human error. Failing to keep up with security awareness and phishing resistance training leads to expensive cybersecurity disasters.