Pizza Hut warns that website, app hacked

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Pizza Hut told about 60,000 customers over the weekend that they should start canceling their credit cards.

"Pizza Hut U.S. experienced a brief third-party security intrusion on our website and mobile app that compromised the information of a limited number of customers".

All the customers who placed an order on 2 October exposed their personal data while doing so to the hackers.

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The giant pizza chain had got their systems hacked in the USA that compromised the information of their customers like names, residential address and payment settings.

A call center operator told McClatchy that about 60,000 people across the US were affected.

Pizza Hut is offering affected customers a free credit monitoring service for a year with Kroll Information Assurance LLC, but that didn't go far enough to assuage some customers, who were upset about the two-week delay in notification.

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The pizza brand also advised affected customers to be vigilant for scams that seek personal information because of the hack. You have until January 11 to register for the credit monitoring service, the notice said.

NBCDFW reports that Pizza Hut issued the following statement on the breach.

"We take the privacy and security of our customers very seriously and invest in resources to protect the customer information in our care". Suggestions that the full extent of the breach took time to uncover or that law enforcement delayed the announcement need clarifying.

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There are different standards in 48 states and USA territories for how and when a hack needs to be disclosed.

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