Your Dunkin’s DD Perks Personal Information May Have Been Stolen
If you or someone you know is a member (like me) of the highly-popular DD Perks reward program from Dunkin's, your personal information may have been compromised.
WMUR reports that Dunkin's parent company, Dunkin Brands, based in Canton, Massachusetts, issued a release explaining that they have been informed that third-parties obtained usernames and passwords through other companies. According to WMUR, Dunkin' said while its internal systems were not breached and several of the attempts to use the information were blocked, it is possible that third parties may have succeeded at logging into some DD Perks accounts. Names, email addresses, DD Perks account numbers and other info may have been exposed.
According to the press release, Dunkin Brands:
immediately launched an internal investigation and have been working with our security vendor to remediate this event and to help prevent this kind of event from occurring in the future. As you know already, we forced a password reset that required all of the potentially impacted DD Perks account holders to log out and log back in to their account using a new password. We also have taken steps to replace any DD Perks stored value cards with a new account number, but retaining the same value that was previously present on those cards. We also reported the incident to law enforcement and are cooperating with law enforcement to help identify and apprehend those third-parties responsible for this incident. What You Can Do As always, we strongly recommend that our guests create unique passwords for their DD Perks accounts, and do not reuse passwords used for their other unrelated online accounts. In addition, attached please find "Information about Identity Theft Protection." It includes steps you can take to help protect yourself against identity theft. For More Information If you have questions or concerns, please refer to dunkindonuts.com or call Consumer Care at 800- 447-0013 during the following hours: Monday —Friday between 7AM and 7PM EST.