Loblaw’s Loyalty PC Points Stolen After a Hack

Go check your PC points account, loyalty program operated by Canadian retail conglomerate Loblaw Companies,  you might have been the latest victim of a hack conducted by hackers over the last few months.

According to CBC, many stolen points ended up being redeemed for products at Loblaws stores in Quebec even though PC points users saying they have never set foot in that province.

The hack has happened after Loblaw have combined PC Points from Loblaw stores to include Shoppers Drug Mart also known as Pharmaprix in Quebec.

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Loblaws spokeswoman Catherine Thomas said

"We have strong security measures in place across our digital platforms and take any sign of unusual activity very seriously. "

Noone is quite sure how hackers are able to login into hundreds of accounts and then just spend the points at the stores. Loblaws stated that if the account gets hacked then hackers will get access to your name, address, phone number and points balance.

So you have to ask yourself - is your stolen identity really worth the extra few bucks you will get with points? We are just happy that all those stolen points in Quebec can not be applied against booze or cigarettes in that province due to regulations - take that PC Points Thief!