California Pizza Kitchen is a restaurant that offers everything from hand-tossed pizzas with seasonal ingredients to craft beers and hand-shaken cocktails. They were founded in California in 1985, and are now a nationwide chain.
Hackers attacked the popular restaurant chain California Pizza Kitchen in late 2021, in what turned out to be one of the most significant data breaches of the year. The digital miscreants in question accessed personal data stored within the company’s databases. The information stored within those databases included highly sensitive California Pizza Kitchen employee information ranging from full names to social security numbers, and more. The breach has the potential to lead to identity theft.
The company admits it suffered system disruptions within its computing environment yet refused to provide many more details about the investigation into the attack. Representatives from the pizza chain insist new digital security policies were implemented in response to the breach. The pivot to more solidified digital defenses is a testament to the merit of regularly updating digital safeguards at work and also at home.
This breach occurred in September 2021.
The attack impacts more than 100,000 current and previous employees of the corporate pizza chain. The business itself also likely lost some employees' trust and labor due to the hack. However, it appears as though California Pizza Kitchen customers' financial information was not accessed in the attack.
According to California Pizza Kitchen representatives, the attack accessed the information of more than 103,000 former and current employees. The company responded to the breach by offering free credit monitoring to impacted employees.