Pizza Hut Got Hacked Then Waited 2 Weeks to Tell Customers

From PC Mag: Pizza Hut is facing a lot of angry customers this week after it waited two weeks to inform them a security breach had occurred. Anyone placing an order in the US using the company's website or mobile app on October 1-2 may have had their credit card details stolen.

As reported by the Lexington Herald Leader, Pizza Hut sent out an email to customers yesterday, October 14, informing them of the breach. The company classed it as a "temporary security intrusion" which made transactions carried out between the morning of October 1 and midday October 2 vulnerable.

Waiting two weeks to inform customers of a breach is bad enough, but when the information stolen includes names, delivery addresses, email addresses, and payment card information including the number, expiration date, and the CVV number, it's terrible.

Sure enough, some customers are now reporting their cards have been used fraudulently. If Pizza Hut had informed customers of the breach immediately, action could have been taken to cancel cards and avoid the fraud.

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