Ruby Tuesday restaurant investigates possible security breach - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Ruby Tuesday restaurant investigates possible security breach

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NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

A popular chain restaurant could have a security breach problem on its hands.

A New Britain man received an email Wednesday from Ruby Tuesday that included names, bank accounts and Social Security numbers of more than 100 new employees.

The man, who is only identified as Justin, and two other people received the email from Ruby Tuesday's. The other two people have "Ruby Tuesday" email addresses; however, Justin does not.

The email was sent to his personal Gmail account. Justin told Eyewitness News that at one point he did work as a server at a Ruby Tuesday in West Hartford, but left in February.

According to Justin, the email included an attachment containing information that appeared to be from the company's payroll.

Justin emailed the company to inform them of the email he acquired. On Wednesday afternoon, the company emailed him back saying, "This information was erroneously sent to you. Please confirm that you have not forwarded the email or its attachment to anyone else."

Justin said he has not sent the confidential information to anyone, but told Eyewitness News that he was concerned that such sensitive information ended up somewhere it should not have been.

Eyewitness News reached out to Ruby Tuesday and learned that it was an accident. The company said they "are in the process of contacting all the people … telling them what happened."

They told Eyewitness News that they "don't believe it went any further - we are giving them information- we are offering them assistance."

According to the company, Justin is the only person who should not have received the email. They said if need be they will provide credit monitoring.

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