A potential Panera data breach has reportedly leaked millions of customer records over an eight-month period on the company’s website. Available data may include records for any customer who signed up for an account to order food online through Panera’s website, panerabread.com. Individuals who were potentially affected by the breach may be able to seek compensation with the help of a data breach lawsuit attorney.
If you suspect that your personal information may have been compromised as a result of a potential Panera data breach, contact Attorney Group to learn more. We provide free, confidential and no-obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you have a claim we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Panera Reportedly Downplayed the Severity of Breach
On April 2, 2018, KrebsOnSecurity reported that millions of customer records were leaked from Panera’s website, “including names, email and physical addresses, birthdays and the last four digits of the customer’s credit card number.” This information was reportedly available for at least eight months, even after a security researcher had contacted the company in August 2017.
In addition to personal data, customers’ Panera loyalty card numbers could possibly be accessed and used to spend prepaid accounts or to draw value from Panera customer loyalty accounts. According to KrebsOnSecurity, Panera said that it had fixed the issue with its website; however, the company offered no explanation for not fixing the leak sooner. Although it is unclear exactly how many records have been affected, Panera claims about 10,000 customer records may have been leaked, while other reports indicate over seven million.
Consumers Affected by a Panera Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation
Data breaches can potentially lead to a number of complications for those affected, including the loss of personal, financial or health information. When financial information is hacked, victims could be required to pay fees for monitoring their credit to ensure their credit score isn’t negatively impacted from the violation. In some cases, data breach victims may need to make sure they don’t become a victim of identity theft and may also have to pay to receive a credit report to check on fraudulent charges.
Victims of data breaches may be entitled to receive compensation for any personal information that may have been compromised, and the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Affected consumers should seek legal counsel from a Supervalu data breach lawsuit attorney to get more information about their rights and remedies.
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