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Panera Bread Latest Victim of Data Hack

Panera Bread, during the current week, was struck with a security hack when the company admitted vulnerability of customer data on its online site since the last 8 months if not more.


The data was related to buyers who'd signed into the MyPanera scheme through which food could be ordered over the Internet. The information leaked consisted of customers' names, birth-dates, postal addresses, e-mail ids as well as payment card numbers, reports KrebsonSecurity the website of security news. Buyers' card numbers -pertaining to their loyalty for Panera- too were leaked that fraudsters could potentially exploit for making expenditures via compromised pre-paid accounts. Washingtonpost.com posted this, April 4, 2018.


The leak impacted less than 10,000 buyers, so estimated Panera on April 3. The estimate by KrebsonSecurity was near 37m, although according to experts, one may never wholly know how many hijacked records actually occurred. Panera declined to clarify or comment on the hack's description.


Moreover, Panera Bread refuted that an enormous count of records was leaked due to the hack. The company in an interview with FOX Business said that certain vulnerability on its online site might've leaked 'thousands' of buyers' data and not 'millions' of customers'.


Comment by Panera requested from Fast Casual the sister publication of Mobile Payments Today has still not come about the alleged hack. However, John Meister chief information officer stated that Panera was extremely serious about data security so it had resolved the problem, reports FOX Business.


It's up to the consumers to decide what they'll forgo for giving up personal information. Meanwhile, their knowledge about the company's data being everywhere is making a few people behave increasingly cavalier.


Krebs' understanding asserts the hack was alerted to Panera during August while Panera website's indexed data suggested that over 7m buyers might've got impacted.


But Meister to FOX said the company's own probe determined that less than 10,000 buyers had possibly been impacted. The company was diligently engaged in concluding its investigation while adopt the next suitable measures. While investigation was ongoing, there wasn't any clue about credit card data alternatively huge records getting stolen else recovered, Meister revealed.

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