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Privacy Tip #184 – Be Aware of Data Breaches and Security Incidents of Popular Brands

There are so many data breaches in the news these days that it is hard even for us to keep up, and this is our day-to-day profession.

There were several recent data breaches that didn’t make headlines, but are important to note if you are a customer.

Restaurant chain Buca di Beppo confirmed that it has remediated a 10-month breach of its payment card systems, including some locations of its other brands, Earl of Sandwich and Planet Hollywood. Visit those websites if you are a customer of any of those brands. A class action lawsuit has been filed against them in the last few days.

Arizona Beverages, one of the largest beverage companies in the U.S., has announced that it is recovering from a malware attack in March that shut down sales for days due to the fact that over 200 servers were locked down by ransomware. At the present time, there is no indication that a data breach occurred, but keep an eye out once the forensic analysis is complete.

Several resources to follow to stay abreast of data breaches and security incidents are; Krebsonsecurity; SmartBrief on Cybersecurity; and

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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence

Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...