Thursday, August 3, 2017
Loblaw Companies Limited recently informed Loblaws account holders of an online security breach, according to a Mobile Syrup report.
The memo tells recipients of “recent unauthorized online activity, which may have impacted a small number of user accounts on our websites.”
The breach affects customers who created a PC identification on Loblaws.ca, and which can also be used across Loblaw’s participating websites including joefresh.com, beautyboutique.ca and other grocery web pages.
“While we currently have no evidence that there has been any unauthorized activity on your account, we are strongly encouraging you to further protect your account by resetting your password,” the memo says.
This marks the second time Loblaw has suffered a security breach this year. In February, the company informed subscribers that it had ” 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.” Loblaw subsequently reset all subscriber passwords.