Bruegger’s Bagels Issues Warning After Data Breach May Have Exposed Customers’ Credit Card Info

WE SEEM TO KEEP SAYING THIS, BUT THERE IS A NEW REASON TONIGHT TO CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS BRUEGGER'S BAGELS SAY SOME OF ITS CUSTOMERS' CREDIT CARD INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED AFTER A DATA BREACH

THE COMPANY HAS MORE THAN A DOZEN LOCATIONS HERE IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA AMY WADAS HAS MORE ON WHEN THIS HAPPENED Reporter: THE PRESIDENT OF BRUEGGER'S BAGELS SENT A LETTER TO CUSTOMERS WARNING THEM OF THIS DATA BREACH IN THE LETTER THE PRESIDENT WARNS CUSTOMERS THAT IF THEY VISITED ANY OF THE COMPANY- OWNED LOCATIONS BETWEEN AUGUST AND DECEMBER THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THEIR NAME AND CREDIT CARD INFORMATION MAY HAVE BEEN ACCESSED AS A RESULT OF UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITY AMONG THE LOCATIONS, 13 IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA

AT THE END OF NOVEMBER, BRUEGGER'S BAGELS IDENTIFIED UNUSUAL ACTIVITY ON ITS NETWORK THROUGH ITS INFORMATION SECURITY MONITORING PROCESSES AFTER IDENTIFYING THE ISSUE, THE COMPANY BEGAN WORKING WITH THE CYBER SECURITY FIRM TO DETERMINE WHETHER THERE HAD BEEN ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS THE FIRM REPORTED IT DETECTED UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS THROUGH ITS POINT OF SALE SYSTEMS EXPOSING SOME OF ITS CUSTOMERS' DATA BRUEGGER'S SAID THE FIRM WAS ABLE TO CONTAIN THE BREACH AND ENSURE THAT UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS WAS STOPPED IMMEDIATELY AND THAT THE BREACH WAS CONTAINED IF YOU THINK YOUR INFORMATION MAY HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED, CUSTOMERS ARE BEING URGED TO CALL THEIR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD