Caribou Coffee customer data may have been hacked

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Caribou Coffee is reporting it was hacked sometime between August 28 and December 3 of this year.

The breach may have exposed customer credit card data during that time period.

In a statement, the company says it noticed unusual activity on its network November 28th. By November 30th, Caribou traced the activity to unauthorized access in its point of sale systems. At that point, the breach was stopped.

“If you visited any of our company-owned Caribou locations between August 28, 2018 and December 3, 2018, there is a possibility that your name and credit card information, including card number, expiration date and card security code may have been accessed as a result of this unauthorized activity,” Caribou said. “Payments made through your Caribou Coffee Perks account or other loyalty account were not affected.”

Caribou recommends customers who made purchases between August 28th and December 3rd to check their credit and debit card statements for any unauthorized charges.

Caribou Coffee shops affected in North Dakota include the Kirkwood Mall location, two locations in Minot and stores in Fargo, West Fargo and Grand Forks.

You can read Caribou’s statement on the data breach and see a list of all locations affected in the U.S. here.

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