Turns out those conventioneers who had their credit-card info had one thing in common: They all ate or drank at pubs run by the Briar Group, whose outlets include the Harp, Solas, Ned Devine's, the Green Briar and Anthem. And that means some locals probably had their data nabbed as well.
In a statement tonight, the chain says:
Based on the initial results of our investigation, we believe the unauthorized access to card data at our restaurants may have occurred from sometime in October 2013 to early November 2013. We are still working to determine the exact dates and will update this website when we learn more.
Even if you visited one of Briar Groupâ€™s restaurants during this period, your credit card data may not have been stolen or used.
However, we urge all of our customers during this period to monitor your credit card statements carefully for fraudulent charges. You should not be responsible for any unauthorized charges on your card; you can contact your card issuer for more information.
Riggs responds on Twitter:
Huh. I used to go to @solasboston. Now I know why @bankofamerica shut down my card a few weeks ago.