Landry’s Inc Hacked Despite End-to-end Encryption

January 06, 2020 — Landry’s Inc., a restaurant and hospitality corporation that owns popular eateries such as McCormick and Schmick’s, Rainforest Cafe and Del Frisco’s, was infected by malware that infected its order-entry systems to steal customer payment card information. The malware was able to infiltrate Landry’s systems despite having end-to-end encryption enabled.

The Landry breach is a prime example of why all credit card systems have to be secured throughout the payment chain, including devices that are not meant to store credit card information. At the same time, without educating employees, it is only a matter of time before bad actors find the weak spot and capitalize on it.
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