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KFC Confirms Hack to Loyalty Scheme

KFC Confirms Hack to Loyalty Scheme

KFC has confirmed that data belonging to members of its loyalty scheme may have been compromised by hackers.

The fast food chain advised all 1.2 million members of the loyalty scheme to change their passwords, despite details of only about 30 of them being hacked.

In an email to customers the company wrote: “Our monitoring systems have found a small number of Colonel’s Club accounts may have been compromised as a result of our website being targeted.

“While it’s unlikely you have been impacted, we advise that you change your password as a precaution. If you use the same email address and password across other services, you should also reset them, just to be safe.”

The company has also reassured its loyalty scheme members that no credit card details are stored alongside their details.

Head of IT at KFC UK and Ireland, Brad Scheiner, said: “We take the online security of our fans very seriously, so we have advised all Colonel’s Club members to change their passwords as a precaution, despite only a small number of accounts being directly affected.” 

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