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Hacker Breaches Iowa Restaurant Patrons' Accounts

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Police are urging central Iowans to keep track of their bank accounts after more than a dozen patrons of a local Mexican restaurant had their bank accounts accessed by a hacker, according to The Des Moines Register.

Police Lt. John Broderson said up to 18 customers who frequented Qdoba Mexican Grill on University Avenue in Clive have reported suspicious banking transactions “in the several hundred-dollar range, maybe in the thousand.”

The suspected hacker was able to access the financial clearing house used by Qdoba to process credit and debit card transactions. Broderson said banks seem to be covering the losses and making things right for the victims. Clive police are still gathering information about the hack, but likely won’t play a larger part in the probe, he said.

Police do not believe Qdoba is to blame, and Broderson told The Des Moines Register the breach is “something totally outside [Qdoba’s] control.”

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