GA officials: Hacking was outside eatery

Rodney Manly reports:

A security breach that has compromised the credit and debit cards of recent customers at the Mellow Mushroom in Warner Robins is believed to have occurred outside the restaurant, police and the restaurant’s lawyer said Friday.

“The breach happened either with the computing end of it or at the payment processing center. That’s what the (U.S.) Secret Service is going to work to figure out,” said attorney Kelly Burke, who has been hired to represent the restaurant.

Warner Robins-based Robins Federal Credit Union said Thursday it had blocked about 2,000 debit and credit cards that were used at a local merchant, though it did not name the Mellow Mushroom. By Friday, customers of at least one other bank had been notified not to use their cards.

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  1. Golde - May 17, 2010

    Another restaurant, and Secret Service involved. Is there a breach of a payment processing center, an interception of incoming information? Is there yet another way that thieves have penetrated security systems? I guess we’ll find out when an indictment is issued. This is not a coincidence

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