Colonel panic: KFC loyalty club system hacked
Did someone order their chicken extra risky? KFC has alerted each member of its Colonels Club loyalty system in the U.K. that its website had been targeted and several accounts potentially compromised.
The 1.2 million representatives from the club, who can earn and cash in Chicken Stamps over recurred visits to the restaurant chain, were alerted by email of the intrusion. They were advised to change their passwords and, if the old passwords were shared with any other sites, to change those as well.
This suggests that the finger-clickin good attacker may have had access to password data in one way or another, either through internal databases or by snooping on improperly secured login exchanges. Ive asked the Colonel for more information on the nature of the hack, what measures the company will be taking to better secure its services and the accuracy of recent leaks describing the exact composition of the legendary 11 herbs and spices.
KFC answered shortly after this post went live with this soothing statement 😛 TAGEND
We take the online security of our fans very seriously, so weve advised all Colonels Club members to change their passwords as a precaution, despite only a small number of accounts being directly affected. We dont store credit card details as part of our Colonels Club rewards scheme, so no financial data was compromised.