The First National Taphouse recently posted on its Facebook page about customer and employee credit cards being compromised.
Managers say a virus got into their system and was able to pull the information. Even encrypted data wasn’t safe. They have since completely replaced the system. Nearby businesses hope this hiccup won’t change the progress downtown.
“I think it’s something that all businesses go through, especially when running new systems and opening new businesses. But absolutely, I hope it doesn’t deter people from shopping downtown. There are so many new exciting things that are happening. It’s really a great place to be,” said Christina San Filippo, Urban Lumber Company Owner.
The taphouse suggests shops strengthen their security and encourage customers to keep an eye on their credit statements for unauthorized transactions.