Employee SSNs Exposed in California Pizza Kitchen Breach By Ty Mezquita


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California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) founded in Beverly Hills, California in 1985, has more than 250 locations across 32 states. CPK experienced a data breach exposing the full names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of current and former employees. The Maine Attorney Generals’ website reported this “external system breach” had occurred in September 2021 and impacted nearly all 103,767 employees, according to the Data Breach notification report.

The Breach

CPK detected “suspicious activity” in its systems on September 15, 2021, and took quick action to mitigate and investigate the occurrence with third-party IT forensic investigators, according to the notice. By October 4, 2021, investigators confirmed that some files on CPK’s systems “could have been accessed without authorization”. By the end of the initial review, it was determined that the attack had sent attackers the names of former and current employees in combination with their SSNs, CPK said. CPK provided written notice…

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