Costa Coffee suspend cards after hack

24 April 2015

costa coffee Costa Coffee have suspended millions of Coffee Club Card online accounts after a load of their loyalty scheme members fell foul of a security breach.

The drink vendors said that they'd identified "some unusual activity" on some customers accounts while they were doing security checks.

A Costa spokesperson said that the number of people affected was in the "low to mid-hundreds", but were confined to the UK. It will take a couple of days to reset everyone's passwords and, until they've completed this, all online accounts will be suspended.

Mercifully, Costa don't hold any customers financial data.

"We have already contacted those customers affected and emailed all registered Coffee Club members to make them aware of the situation. Customers can still continue to collect and redeem points as usual," Costa Coffee said in a statement.

Now, feel free to complain about people spending too much money on coffee in the comments.

TOPICS:   Scams   Privacy

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