North Country hit with malware attack

North Country Business Products, Inc. (North Country) announced a data security incident on February 15, 2019, alerting customers who paid by card at its restaurants that their PII (personally identifiable information) may have been compromised. More than 50 of its eateries, which run the gamut of typical American cuisine, such as bagels, Buffalo wings, and steak, were hit.

North Country investigates

North Country’s investigation determined that an unauthorized party accessed customers’ payment information for purchases made between January 3–24, 2019. As reported in its incident notice, “Specific information potentially accessed includes the cardholder’s name, credit card number, expiration date, and CVV.”

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