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[ExtremeTech] Pizza Hut Suffers Security Breach, Waits Two Weeks to Tell People

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Pizza Hut customers who were defrauded in the past two weeks by false credit card usage can thank the (popular?) pizza chain for the privilege. The company was hacked on October 1st and 2nd, but waited nearly two weeks to inform customers that their private data had been compromised. The company finally began notifying users on Saturday.

The breach appears to have been total, with hackers making off with names, billing zip codes, delivery addresses, credit card numbers, CVN numbers, and email addresses–everything you’d need, in other words, to help yourself to someone else’s data and personal information. Anyone who ordered a pizza via Pizza Hut’s mobile app on October 1 or October 2 was potentially affected.

Source.

Around sixty thousand people affected.
 
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An "average" reaction time, considering the performance of some companies. >_>


On the opposite side, I should mention that Disqus had a problem, and they sent out email resets and notification in 24 hours (about 3x faster than the gold standard for responses).
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Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post

An "average" reaction time, considering the performance of some companies. >_>


On the opposite side, I should mention that Disqus had a problem, and they sent out email resets and notification in 24 hours (about 3x faster than the gold standard for responses).

disque sent me an email but i never used it ; do i have to worry?
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PizzaHut is still in business?
    
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PizzaHut is still in business?

Thriving actually. tongue.gif Who knew!? People enjoy poor-quality food! biggrin.gif

I tend to make the joke that Pizza Hut is the McDonald's of Pizza shops. rolleyes.gif
     
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Maybe it's time to just start using cash for everything. Perhaps I was wrong to laugh at my dad for never using an ATM or credit cards when I was growing up.
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PizzaHut is still in business?

I use their mobile app regularly... gulp.
 
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post #8 of 20
pizza the hut wants his money.
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I use their mobile app regularly... gulp.

a BIG gulp. I feel bad for your digestive tract.

Try some Pizzaiolo smile.gif
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2 weeks to let people know. That is simply pathetic, everyone in their IT dept involved in this delay should be immediately sacked for incompetency.
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