Credit Card transactions compromised at Yak and Yeti Restaurant operated by Landry's

Feb 03, 2016 in "Yak and Yeti"

Landry's, the operator of the Yak and Yeti Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom has released an update to their ongoing investigation regarding credit card transaction security.

From the Landry's press release:

"Findings from the investigation show that criminal attackers were able to install a program on payment card processing devices at certain of our restaurants, food and beverage outlets, spas, entertainment destinations, and managed properties. The program was designed to search for data from the magnetic stripe of payment cards that had been swiped (cardholder name, card number, expiration date and internal verification code) as the data was being routed through affected systems.

Enhanced security measures, including end-to-end encryption, have been implemented to prevent a similar issue from occurring in the future, and we continue to support law enforcement’s investigation. We are also working closely with the payment card networks to identify potentially affected cards so that the card issuers can be made aware and initiate heightened monitoring of those accounts. For those customers we can identify as having used their card at an affected location during that location’s at-risk window and for whom we have a mailing address or e-mail address, we will be mailing them a letter or sending them an e-mail."

According to Landry's, transactions at Yak and Yeti were compromised from 5/8/2015 to 12/3/2015. You can see the full list of all Landry's affected restaurants on their website.

Landry's has provided a phone number for any customers with questions - (877) 238-2151 (U.S. and Canada), Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm EST.

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Article Posted: Feb 03, 2016 / 9:00am EST