(RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) A large-scale security breach at the Sizzler restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga, California has resulted in compromised data of dozens of Diners Club card holders, the FBI reported today.
“It appears the personal data of several dozen customers at the Rancho Cucamonga Sizzler may have been compromised,” FBI field agent Travis Kinsler told reporters. “Their names, card numbers, Gold Status information, AARP membership numbers, and Life Alert account numbers may have been exposed as a result. We recommend all Diners Club International members who have dined at Sizzler the past six months call the 800 number on the back of their cards.”
Sizzler manager Christian Dorschel was unsure how the security wall was breached, but said the FBI informed him it could have been done by a sophisticated ring of hackers in Russia or China, or as an inside job by a tech-savvy employee. “More than likely,” Dorschel added, “it was the night we left the book of Diners Club imprint receipts on the reception table. Somebody probably just grabbed the book and took it home.”
Dorschel was quick to add that the hack would not affect Sizzler Rewards Program members. “That data is in a separate system, thank God.”
Authorities at Diners Club International believe this was their worst security breach since 1964, when an unknown person stole Telly Savalas’ card and racked up $13,000 in charges at Toots Shor’s restaurant in New York City.