Loblaw re­sets all PC Plus pass­words af­ter breach

The Hamilton Spectator - - BUSINESS -

TORONTO — Loblaw has re­set pass­words for all its PC Plus re­wards col­lec­tors’ on­line ac­counts af­ter points were stolen from some mem­bers’ ac­counts. The com­pany posted a warn­ing on its web­site say­ing it re­quires all mem­bers to cre­ate new pass­words, re­gard­less of whether they changed them fol­low­ing the re­cent se­cu­rity breach. Ear­lier this month, Loblaw urged mem­bers to cre­ate unique, se­cure pass­words af­ter some peo­ple no­ticed their points were miss­ing. The com­pany said at the time that the breach stemmed from peo­ple us­ing favourite or weak user­name and pass­word com­bi­na­tions across mul­ti­ple sites. Those were stolen from other sites and used to ac­cess PC Plus ac­counts.

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