State Attorney Phil Archer Discusses Applebee’s Data Hack, Four Florida Locations Affected
By Phil Archer, State Attorney 18th Judicial Circuit for Brevard and Seminole Counties // March 10, 2018
breach occurred between Dec. 2017 and Jan. 2018
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA– More than 160 Applebee’s locations across the U.S. were impacted recently by a point of sale data breach.
What’s happening is, the unauthorized software was installed on POS systems at certain locations. The malware was designed to steal payment card information from guests who swiped their card there.
Guests’ names, credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes were all stolen. The dates vary by location but seem to fall between December 2017 and January 2018.
RMH Franchises has a web page showing the affected locations. CLICK HERE to view those locations and get tips on how to deal with the breach if you’re affected.
Four Florida locations in Miramar Beach, Crestview and Pensacola are currently identified on the site but there is a possibility that other locations may be involved.
If you’re part of this or any breach frequently check your card statements looking for suspicious activity. If you see anything that seems strange, report it immediately.
It’s the best way to keep your financial accounts safe. If your card was breached, your bank will issue you a new one.
– Phil Archer, State Attorney of the 18th Judicial Circuit
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Phil Archer was elected State Attorney of the 18th Judicial Circuit for Brevard and Seminole Counties in November of 2012 and took office on January 8, 2013.
Phil served the office as an Assistant State Attorney for over 28 years prior to being elected. He created and ran the nationally recognized Operation Cease-Fire where he was responsible for the review and filing of all firearm-related crimes. He supervised the White Collar Crime, Civil, and Consumer Fraud unit for over 10 years.
He has won the annual State Attorney Pride In Excellence award twice, the Brevard County Bar Association 2010 Government Attorney Professionalism Award, the Community Partner Award from the Seminole County Bar Association, the 2013 Crimeline State Attorney Award and most recently 2014 Crimeline Dr. Robert Doering Award.
Phil has been involved in many crime prevention and outreach programs initiated by the State Attorney’s office, including Brevard County Weed & Seed and the Neighborhood State Attorney Initiative which uses innovative strategies to reach out to our youth and make our neighborhoods safer.
Phil was awarded the Forerunner Award by Weed & Seed for his leadership and commitment. Phil is actively involved with local Veterans organizations and has received recognition for his work with the annual Stand Down Brevard. Phil is a nationally recognized speaker and has lectured at the National Advocacy Center for the National District Attorneys Association.
Phil holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from Florida State University and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida.
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