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Pizza Hut hack: Thousands of customers’ data stolen as users report fraudulent card transactions

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Pizza Hut hack: Thousands of customers’ data stolen as users report fraudulent card transactions

Hackers hit Pizza Hut earlier in October and reportedly stole customers’ financial information. Pizza Hut said that its website was hacked and some of its customers who used the fast food chain’s website and app were affected by the breach.

Although Pizza Hut reportedly sent out emails notifying its customers of the breach, the alerts came two weeks after the company’s website was hacked. Some users took to Twitter to complain about the delayed notification. Some customers also reported fraudulent card transactions, which they suspect may have occurred due to the Pizza Hut hack.

“Pizza Hut has recently identified a temporary security intrusion that occurred on our website. We have learned that the information of some customers who visited our website or mobile application during an approximately 28-hour period (from the morning of October 1, 2017, through midday on October 2, 2017) and subsequently placed an order may have been compromised,” the company said in an email sent to affected customers, Bleeping Computer reported.

“Pizza Hut identified the security intrusion quickly and took immediate action to halt it,” the fast food chain added. “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 is still unclear as to how many users may have been affected by the breach and whether the hackers were able to get their hands on any corporate data. IBTimes UK has reached out to Pizza Hut for further clarity on the incident and will update this article in the event of a response.

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Report outlines cybersecurity threats for Olympics, other sporting events

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You don’t have to be Michael Phelps to know that sports can often be so much more than just a game. A new report from the Center for Long-term Cybersecurity based at UC Berkeley’s School of Information shows how malicious manipulation of new digital technologies can threaten public safety, undermine…

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Cybercrime is costing each business a whopping $11.7M a year, report says

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The cost of cybercrime has risen 62% over the past five years, costing each organization some $11.7 million per year, according to a joint report from Accenture and the Ponemon Institute report released Tuesday. The Cost of Cyber Crime Study, announced in a joint press release, was built on the survey…

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Westport teen behind 2015 fake shooter report charged with hacking, ID theft

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A 17-year-old Westport juvenile — the same youth responsible for calling in a fake active shooter incident at Westport High School in 2015 — was arrested Thursday for hacking into a Texas man’s Amazon account and buying $1,000 in computer equipment, police said. Detective Jeffrey Majewski said the male juvenile,…

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Cyber security majority flacks not involved planning hacks report finds

Cyber security majority flacks not involved planning hacks report findsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Cyber Aftershock report, created by insurance broker Lockton, surveyed 200 professionals earlier this year. It reveals that just 26 per cent of UK businesses involve their head of PR and communications when planning their response to hacks. This is despite 63 per cent saying reputational […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

UN report: 50% of countries have no cybersecurity strategy in place

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Only 38% of countries have a published cybersecurity strategy, and just 12% are in the process of developing one, according to a new report from the United Nations (UN). The Global Cybersecurity Index 2017, created by the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and released Wednesday, urges more countries to consider…

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Rise in use of biometrics products for cyber-security, report predicts

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As fraud rises, a new report has revealed that biometric-based authentication is set to become more prevalent in the UK. A new report is predicting a significant rise in the use of biometric products, as organisations look to prevent fraud and protect their estate from organised cyber-crime groups. Fraud, as…

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Police insist they treat cyber crime seriously following critical national report

Police insist they treat cyber crime seriously following critical national reportSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Police have stressed how seriously they treat cyber crime following a new report criticising how the growing trend is tackled by forces nationally. The National Audit Office (NAO) said the issue was “not yet a priority” for all local police forces and the problem had been […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Australians report losses of $300 million to scams in 2016

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Australians lost a startling $300 million to scams in 2016, a figure which only accounts for those cases known to authorities. The record losses combine those reported to the Australian Competition …

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Could Alexa and Siri Prevent or Report Child Abuse?

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