Plano-based Pizza Hut tells NBC 5 Responds that nearly 60,000 customers were affected by a data breach.
Information that may have been compromised includes names, billing ZIP codes, delivery and email addresses, payment card information and gift card numbers.
The company would not confirm which stores were impacted, but says affected customers have been notified electronically and will also be notified by mail.
Pizza Hut officials released the following statement.
“Pizza Hut U.S. experienced a brief third-party security intrusion on our website and mobile app that compromised the information of a limited number of customers. Pizza Hut quickly detected the intrusion and immediately took steps to halt it and remediate the security issue. We estimate that less than one percent of the week’s traffic was affected. We take the information security of our customers very seriously and invest in resources to protect the customer information in our care. We value the trust our customers place in us, regret that this happened, and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."
NBC 5 Responds advises Pizza Hut customers to check their bank and credit card statements. If fraudulent activity is suspected, consider getting a new card altogether.