Bostonians at Risk

An East Coast restaurant chain has acknowledged that they’ve suffered a severe data breach, putting as many as 21,000 residents and tourists in the Boston area at risk. The Briar Group, owners of a number of bars and eateries throughout the greater Boston area, realized last week that an ongoing intrusion had been occurring since October, and the transactions of many customers – including credit card numbers, expiration dates, and other confidential information – had been compromised. A spokesperson for the Briar Group did not have an exact number of affected individuals, but investigators are confident that the data has not yet been used to commit identity fraud.

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