Panera Hit With Class Action Over Alleged Data Breach

Law360 (April 6, 2018, 9:47 PM EDT) -- Fast-casual chain Panera Bread Co. was hit with a putative class action in Illinois federal court on Thursday after the company was reported earlier in the week to have been a victim of a customer information data breach through its rewards program.

Panera, which has not yet admitted it suffered a breach, had allegedly known about a security issue since at least August, but had yet to do anything to close vulnerabilities within its systems, the suit said. Thursday's class action suit alleges that "thousands" of customers who had participated in Panera's rewards program had their data exposed to hackers....

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