Credit, Debit Card Data Stolen From Coffee Shops
Jake Judd | Feb 19, 2019 AT 5:27 pm
(KNSI) - Customers of a coffee shop in St. Cloud and some other stores in Central Minnesota could have had their credit or debit card information stolen.
The data thefts occurred at Dunn Brothers Coffee in St. Cloud between January 4th and January 10th. Dunn Brothers locations in Buffalo, Elk River, St. Michael and other stores also had data stolen.
Customers at Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill in Becker could also have been victims.
A press release from North Country Business Products, a retail technology business, says the data breach happened last month might have resulted in the unauthorized access of credit and debit card payment information.
The businesses potentially affected by the breach span the country, from Arizona to Ohio. However, many of the businesses are located in Minnesota.
North Country Business Products says it learned of suspicious activity on client networks on Jan. 4 and immediately called on outside help to investigate.
After nearly a month of work, investigators found that malware collected credit card and debit card information at North Country’s client businesses, specifically gathering the cardholders’ names, credit card numbers, expiration dates and credit card security codes.
North Country Business Products says those who believe they could have been affected by the breach should monitor their credit card reports for suspicious activity. If found, those concerned are advised to call the bank that issues their credit card.
For those seeking more information on the breach, North Country has set up a dedicated assistance line at 1-877-204-9537.
Information on freezing a credit report can be found here, along with a complete list of affected business.