Latest Data-breach Spanned 10-months, 2M Cards Found on Dark Web

Two million credit and debit card numbers were being sold online following a data breach affecting Earl Enterprises, the parent company of Italian restaurant chains Buca di Beppo and Bertucci’s, and other brands such as Planet Hollywood and Earl of Sandwich.

According to a report by KrebsOnSecurity, specifics on how many customers may have been impacted by the ten-month long breach remain unknown. It appears that virtually all Buca di Beppo locations in the U.S. and a few of the Earl of Sandwich and Planet Hollywood locations were impacted, along with a handful of Earl Enterprises' lesser-known brands.

In a statement posted to it's Web site Friday, the Orlando-based hospitality company said a data breach involving malware installed on its point-of-sale systems allowed cyber thieves to steal card details from customers between May 23, 2018 and March 18, 2019.