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Dunkin Donuts Rewards Users May Have Had Their Data Accessed

By December 24, 2018June 2nd, 2022Cybersecurity

Are you one of the legions of Americans who run on Dunkin’?  If so, be advised that your DD Perks Reward Account may have been compromised.  The company reported that they were recently breached by a currently unknown third party, and that at least some customer information was compromised.

Dunkin’ (formerly known as Dunkin Donuts) discovered evidence of the incident on October 31st, 2018 when one of their security vendors reported that an unknown third party had made use of stolen credentials to access user accounts.

The company responded swiftly, deactivating the compromised credentials and sending notification letters to all DD Perks account holders who were affected.  While an investigation into the matter is still ongoing, Dunkin’ reports that the following information may have been accessed:

  • Account holder first and last name
  • Account holder email address
  • Account holder DD Perks account number
  • Account holder’s QR code.

Out of an abundance of caution, the company said it pushed a password reset to all users who were potentially impacted in a bid to minimize further damage.  If you received a letter from Dunkin’ be aware that the next time you head to the site, you’ll be asked to change your password.

If you haven’t gotten a letter yet but you have been asked to change your password, you can expect to receive a communication from the company soon.

Hackers are notorious for being opportunistic, striking at any target of opportunity that presents itself, but this attack takes things to a new low.  Nobody, not even hackers, should come between a person and his or her morning cup of coffee.

In any case, even if you didn’t receive a notification from the company and even if you haven’t been forced to reset your password, just to be safe, it might be a good idea.  Save your points.  Protect your coffee!

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.