Dunkin Donuts to pay $650,000 fine for poor cyber security protections

Dunkin Donuts has agreed to pay $650,000 in fines as part of a settlement with the New York Attorney General over claims that the company ignored attacks on its computer systems and applications that resulted in thousands of compromised accounts.

The NY Attorney General said that Dunkin Donuts failed to adopt security safeguards against future attacks after previous attacks had left customers accounts compromised. During the attacks in late 2018 alone, over 300,000 customer accounts were compromised in the attacks.

This settlement shows that Cyber Security is not just a ‘nice to have’ anymore for companies who store customer data. Continuous security monitoring of your systems is critical to protecting your company and your customers. Ongoing security tasks such as vulnerability management and penetration testing are vital to protecting your networks and applications.

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