A chain of fast pizzas and frozen food disrupter The California Pizza Kitchen reportedly suffered a data breach revealed by Sofficial Ssecurity numbers of over 100,000 current and former employees, according to the breach notice viewed by TechCrunch.
Although the CPC did not specify the exact number of affected persons in the note, a separate notice of data breach filed with the Maine Attorney General’s Office is 103,767. Except Sofficial Ssecurity numbers, the violation also revealed an unspecified number or names and other files. Gizmodo has contacted CPC for more details on additional exhibited materials, but has not yet hear the answer.
The company claims that it first noticed a malfunction in its systems on September 15 and quickly took action. However, that was only on October 4 that the company claimed to be able to determine that cybercriminals had gained access to its system.
Like TechCrunch notes, social security numbers most likely included a large proportion of former employees as the CPC employed only about 14,000 employees in 2017. The CPC claimed that it immediately took steps to review and strengthen its security practices and said it was implementing additional measures forward.
Big data breaches seem to happen all the time. The news of the CPC drop comes after another major data breach from the Robinhood investment platform, which last week announced hackers gained access to millions of email addresses and full names of customers and tried to extort the company. Names, date of birth and zip code were reportedly revealed for about 310 customers. But the bad news only got worse. This week, the company released update the disclosure of data obtained by hackers involved several thousand entries with telephone numbers. According to Motherboard, the total number of telephone numbers on the access was about 4,400. Robinhood said he still believes in Sofficial Ssecurity numbers, bank account numbers and debit card numbers were not exposed.
Overall, data breaches have become more expensive and harder to curb since the onset of the pandemic. A study of the more than 500 global organizations conducted by IBM Security earlier this year, data breaches cost the companies surveyed an average of $ 4.24 million per incident, the highest average cost in IBM’s 17-year reports.
CPK was also one of many restaurants fighting through the pandemic. Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2020 in an effort to reduce its debt. CPC allegedly it completed its bankruptcy restructuring last November and managed to release more than $ 220 million of existing debt.
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