Report: Restaurants a big target for hackers

Foodservice companies are among the most prime targets for computer hackers, according to a recent report by a security services firm.

Food and beverage companies were associated with 57 percent of the more than 220 data system breaches investigated last year by Chicago-based Trustwave. About half of the foodservice companies with system breaches operated five or fewer locations.

Eighty-five percent of the incidences investigated involved payment card data, the firm found.


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