IA: Hacker hits Clive restaurant patrons’ accounts

Clive police are urging central Iowans to keep close eyes on their bank accounts after more than a dozen patrons of a local Mexican restaurant had their bank accounts illegally accessed.

Police Lt. John Broderson said roughly 12 to 18 patrons of Qdoba Mexican Grill on University Avenue have reported improper banking transactions “in the several hundred-dollar range, maybe in the thousand.”

Read more in the Des Moines Register.

Although the report quotes police and indicates that the breach occurred  at the restaurant’s payment processor,  I’m skeptical of that. It seems that ever since the mammoth Heartland breach, a lot of breaches initially get attributed to payment processors that are ultimately found to be linked to a POS compromise at the retailer or restaurant. So for now, I’m not chalking this one up to a payment processor until some forensic investigation is conducted.

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  1. golde - April 21, 2011

    It even points to a financial clearing house, but not by name. Who are they protecting now?

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