Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Pizza Hut Near Me Hacked? Company Doesn't Disclose Breach For Two Weeks

Pizza Hut Near Me Hacked? Company Doesn't Disclose Breach For Two Weeks

Pizza Hut waited almost two weeks to tell customers that their personal information might be at risk after a data breach.

Customers used Twitter to complain about the delayed notification, as well as reporting fraudulent card transactions.

Pizza Hut told customers by email on Saturday that some of their personal information may have been compromised.

"Hey @pizzahut, thanks for telling me you got hacked 2 weeks after you lost my cc number". "That said, we regret to say that we believe your information is among that impacted group".

While the hacker was in the pizza chain's systems they were able to access payment information from customers who placed orders via the Pizza Hut website and mobile app during the time of the unauthorized access. "The security intrusion at issue impacted a small percentage of our customers and we estimate that less than one percent of the visits to our website over the course of the relevant week were affected", it added.

"While Pizza Hut is suggesting this breach wasn't particularly serious in terms of the volume of customers affected, there are certainly some best practices that were not implemented around this breach", Cova said.

'With data breaches inflicting such damaging effects on organisations, both financially and reputationally, businesses across all industries need to ensure they are employing foolproof encryption measures as a core part of their wider cyber security strategy, ' says Peter Carlisle, VP for EMEA at Thales eSecurity.

Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault, said "compared to many recent breaches pizza hut detected the breach relatively quickly and so limited the number of customer card details stolen".

The failure to notify customers immediately after the breach was discovered has potential legal implications, according to technology and digital media specialist law firm Kemp Little.

NBCDFW reports that Pizza Hut issued the following statement on the breach. "The chances then of a dive in customer confidence is high".

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