California Pizza Kitchen discloses a data breach

Pierluigi Paganini November 19, 2021

American pizza chain California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) suffered a data breach that might have exposed personal information of its employees.

American pizza chain California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) suffered a data breach, the company has already notified employees whose personal information might have been exposed.

According to a data breach notification sent to the impacted employees, the security breach was discovered on September 15. The company immediately launched an investigation into the incident with the support of external experts.

“On or about September 15, 2021, CPK discovered suspicious activity in its computing environment. CPK
immediately secured the environment and, with the assistance of third-party computer specialists, launched
an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the incident.” reads the data breach notification. “On or about October 4, 2021, the investigation confirmed that certain files on CPK’s systems could have been accessed without
authorization. CPK therefore undertook a review of the potentially impacted files to identify the information
involved and to whom it related.”

The investigation revealed that the data breach took place on 15 September, 2021, and the total number of current and former CPK employees affected is 103767.

The company claims to have immediately secured its infrastructure, it also declared that it has no evidence that the compromised information might have been misused.

California Pizza Kitchen also says that it took steps to improve the security of its infrastructure to prevent similar incidents in the future.

The company is offering an Experian identity theft protection service for free at the impacted employees.

“We are reviewing existing security policies and have implemented additional measures to further protect against similar incidents moving forward. We also reported the incident to law enforcement and will cooperate with any investigation. We are notifying potentially impacted individuals, including you, so that you may take steps to protect your information.” concludes the company.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, data breach)

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