Caribou Coffee Disclosed a Data Breach Exposing Customers Payment Card Data

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  • Caribou coffee has disclosed a data breach exposing names and payment card data of customers.
  • The company discovered unauthorized access to company’s point of sales systems between  August 28, 2018, and December 3, 2018.
  • The breach impacts more than 260  Caribou Coffee stores located across the United States.

American based Caribou coffee company has disclosed a data breach exposing payment card data of customers.

On November 28, 2018, company discovered unusual activity on their network and began investigating the incident with the help of Mandiant security firm.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that hackers had gained unauthorised access to company’s point of sales systems between August 28, 2018, and December 3, 2018.

The exposed data includes names and payment card data such as card number, expiration date and card security code.

The data breach impacts more than 260 stores located in places such as Minnesota, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The company confirmed that payment made through Caribou Coffee Perks account or other loyalty account were not compromised in the breach. The catering orders placed online with Bruegger’s Bagels, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Manhattan Bagel and Noah’s NY Bagels were also not affected by the data breach.

The company said they have notified FBI about the incident and also advised customers to check their account statements for any unauthorised activity.

“We sincerely apologize that this breach occurred and assure you that our team is working to help prevent data security issues from occurring in the future. The privacy and security of your information is very important to us and we remain committed to doing everything we can to maintain the confidentiality of your information. We appreciate your patience and loyalty as a customer. “

For more details, you can visit data breach notification published by the company here.

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