Pizza Hut hacked, customers hacked off
Pizza Hut has told customers in the US that some of their personal information may have been compromised.
According to an email from the pizza chain, those who placed an order on its website or mobile app between the morning of 1st October and midday of 2nd October might have had the likes of names, billing ZIP codes, delivery addresses, email addresses and payment card information exposed. “We quickly resolved a third party security intrusion on our website and mobile app that may have compromised the information of a limited number of customers for a short period of time,” the email noted. “Pizza Hut identified the security intrusion quickly and took immediate action to halt it and remediate the security issue.”
It added: “We estimate that less than 1% of the visits to our website the week of the incident was affected. We take the privacy and security of our customers very seriously and invest in resources to protect the customer information in our care. We value the trust our customers place in us and while we were able to address this incident quickly, we regret that this happened and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
Pizza Hut has enlisted external cybersecurity experts to look into the incident. Customers flocked to Twitter, angry that it took two weeks for them to be notified. Sample tweet: ‘Hey @pizzahut, thanks for telling me you got hacked 2 weeks after you lost my cc number. And a week after someone started using it. #timely’