Loblaws has reset passwords after a security breach according to its website.
This was in response to certain PC Plus rewards collectors’ online accounts having points stolen from their accounts.
In an email to customers, Loblaws states, “In recent weeks, we have observed some unusual activity on select PC Plus accounts. Our investigation indicates that the PC Plus system has been the target of fraud, resulting in some members having their points stolen. We believe the principle cause is passwords exposed through third party websites or weak passwords.”
This breach impacts online activity and through its PC Moble app, which is available on Android and iOS devices.
The company posted a warning on its website saying it requires all members to create new passwords regardless of whether or not they changed them following the recent security breach. Earlier, Loblaw encouraged members to create unique, secure passwords after some people noticed their points were missing.
The company said at the time that the breach came from people using favourite or weak username and password combinations across various websites. Those were stolen from other sites and used to access PC Plus accounts. The company said it’s reimbursing members whose points were stolen.
“We take the security of your account and personal information very seriously. In order to better protect this information, we have reset your password,” stated Loblaws.
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