Mise En Place Restaurant Services, Inc. Notifies Clients, Individuals Following Cyberattack

Sometimes I see a press release subject line and incorrectly assume it will be about customer data.  This one from April 13 is more serious, it seems:

Mise En Place Restaurant Services, Inc. (“MEP”) announced today that it was subject to a ransomware attack, which may have potentially exposed some information of clients and individuals. At this time, MEP has no evidence that any business or personal information has been accessed or used inappropriately.

What Happened?

On March 15, 2018, MEP discovered that part of its network was potentially subject to a ransomware attack. MEP immediately contacted its IT consultant, who began an investigation into the matter. Additionally, MEP hired a specialized, third-party, forensic IT firm to investigate and changed all network passwords. The specialized forensic IT firm has concluded its investigation and determined that there was unauthorized access to MEP’s server between March 6, 2018 and March 15, 2018.

What Information Was Involved?

The information may have included: full name; address; Social Security or Federal Identification Number; passport, driver’s license, or resident card number; bank account and routing number; and the login information for a bank account, insurance or vendors, if provided to MEP. Each individual/entity may have been impacted differently. If you believe your information may have been maintained by MEP but you did not receive a written notice, please call 1-888-292-8414.

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