Caution: Cyber thieves target loyalty programs, too

Caution: Cyber thieves target loyalty programs, too

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Endless news reports about cyber security have covered the risks of credit card information ending up in the wrong hands. But customer loyalty programs, popular at many restaurants, can be targeted by cyber thieves as well. Those points might not be valuable to a stranger, but data connected to loyalty cards could be.

What exactly are the risks, and how can they be minimized? Maurice Liddell, BDO USA’s national service leader for IT security and infrastructure, and Randy Coomes,

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