Panera Bread Serves Up More Than Cookies.
Over the last 8 months, almost whoever wanted them could gain access to millions of Panera customer records. According to a report by krebsonsecurity.com, a whistle-blower made Panera aware of a huge flaw in the way it stored customer data on their website in the summer of 2017. However, they took no action until the whistle-blower decided to go public with his findings. Panera took its website down to prevent access to the data, which included names, addresses, birthdays, phone numbers, and the last four digits of the customer’s credit card.
Who was affected?
Past members of the restaurant’s loyalty program and scores of other catering companies that deal with Panera might have had information exposed as well. Beyond data mining, the breach allowed would-be scammers to spend prepaid amounts tied to customers’ accounts or siphon value accrued from past purchases. The report suggested that over 37 million accounts were affected.
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