As news of Ryanair suffering a hacking attack of some sort which resulted in the loss of actual money broke, I wondered why the Costa Coffee Club story from a few days earlier hadn’t got wider pickup. Is there just a lack of media interest if there isn’t cash involved? It’s a very well-known high street brand, and access to the club required parting with quite a chunk of personal data –
The app-accessed club requires a fair amount of customers’ information, including names, emails, birth dates, phone numbers and physical addresses
This yet again illustrates the slack security around customer data shown by a range of surprising organisations. Presumably few people are kept awake worrying that their favourite coffee shop is leaking their personal information.
Not at the tipping point for public awareness / anger or interest quite yet.