Card Information for Three Million Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Customers For Sale: Report

Major Data Breach Compromises Patrons Financial Accounts

Patrons of Dickey’s Barbeque Pit should pay close attention to their financial accounts in the wake of a major POS data breach at the world’s largest BBQ chain.

According to security researchers at Gemini Advisory, three million debit and credit cards were stolen from customers nationwide and around the world between July 2019 and August 2020.

Hackers seized credit and debit card information from 156 of the eatery’s 469 locations across 30 states with the highest exposure in California and Arizona. Gemini reports that customer data was compromised using outdated in-store Point of Sale (POS) systems that still use magstripe technology – long known to be prone to malware attacks. Given the widespread nature of the breach, the exposure may be linked to a breach at the single central processor, which was leveraged by over a quarter of all Dickey’s locations.

Compromised Cards For Sale On The Dark Web

According to Gemini’s report, the Joker’s Stash dark web marketplace has uploaded this latest breach titled “BLAZING SUN,” on October 12th. Cards are selling for an average of $17 each and are advertised as having rates between 90 and 100 percent. This high rate indicates that Dickey’s BBQ was unaware of the compromise and customers were never notified to take precautions.

Did you use a credit or debit card at a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurant between July 2019 and August 2020?

The consumer protection lawyers at Emerson Firm, PLLC are now reviewing damages arising from 3 million Dickey’s Barbecue Pit customers whose credit and debit cards were hacked and information made available for sale on the dark web.

A lawsuit was filed on Nov. 9 in US District Court – Southern District of California against the restaurant chain alleging violations of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Unfair Competition laws and negligence. According to the filing, the plaintiffs allege the data breach would have continued without Dickey’s detection had cyber security firms not issued public reports that the hacked information was available for sale on the dark web. The lawsuit further alleges that that even upon learning of the data breach, Dickey’s failed to notify customers whose card and personal identifying information were stolen and sold citing –

“We are taking this incident very seriously and an investigation is ongoing. We are currently focused on determining the locations affected and time frames involved. Dickey’s does not otherwise comment on pending litigation.”

I patronized Dickey’s during this time frame and used a card, what should I do?

If you used a credit or debit card at any of Dickey’s restaurants during the July 2019 to August 2020 time frame, you should immediately notify your financial institution and take prophylactic measures to secure your financial accounts.

We would also like to speak with you. Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided by our consumer protection lawyers to help determine whether financial compensation may be available to you.

If you would like to find out more, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch or call us at +1 (800) 551-8649.

    303 Oil Use Ruining Heavy Duty and Farm Equipment: Study


    The use of hydraulic fluids based on the John Deere’s long defunct “303” standard have been shown to damage farm and heavy duty equipment. The extent of the damage caused by these products have prompted some states to issue Stop Sale orders.

    Despite knowing the “303” standard being obsolete since 1974, some manufacturers continue to formulate and market products based on this standard as a cheap alternative to modern day formulations. Several class action lawsuits are filed against manufacturers and distributors that seek to compensate victims for damages sustained through the use of these products.

    Some plaintiffs have come forward to make claims against retailers and products such as:

    1. Smitty’s – Super S Super Trac 303
    2.  Wal-Mart – Super Tech 303
    3. Tractor Supply – Super S Super Trac 303
    4. Orschelin – Premium 303 Tractor Hydraulic & Transmission fluid
    5. Citgo – Milemaster 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid
    6. O’Reilly’s – 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid
    7. CarQuest – 303 Tractor Fluid
    8. NAPA – Heavy Duty Tractor Hydraulic & Transmission Fluid

    What Is 303 Fluid Really?

    The term 303 fluid stems from an old specification that John Deere used decades ago named JD-303. It was designed for tractors and similar equipment built between 1960 and 1974. It was made obsolete in 1974 when the use of whale oil, of which the specification was loosely based, was outlawed by the Endangered Species Act. Fast forward to today and the ‘yellow bucket’ as it is often referred to is still out there touting the old 303 spec and cost savings.

    JD-303 was replaced with J14 then again by J20-A which is also outdated. When John Deere updated J20-A to J20-C, things got a bit gray. The additive chemistry used to meet J20-A carried over to J20-C. The only change was a new test (oxidation and seal) was added to evaluate a tractor fluid’s ability to meet the Allison C-4 spec. In basic terms, no change or reformulation to the fluid…just a new test.

    The Petroleum Quality Institute of America conducted a study of 303 fluids purchased from store shelves at random in 2017/2018 in order to determine their performance levels. Their results were shocking to say the least:

    • 91% failed to meet the J20-C and J20-A specifications
    • 74% failed to meet any JDM specifications
    • 60% chance of lower anti-wear protection than J20-C
    • 73% chance will offer less detergency than J20-C

    If you have used 303 oil products that have damaged the condition of your heavy duty machinery, you may be able to take part in this claim. .

    To learn if you qualify as a member of this claim, call us toll free at 1-800-551-8649 to speak with one of our consumer class action attorneys or complete the form below.