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Consumer Products & Retail | July 29, 2018

Aeroplan, PC Optimum grapple with points theft

Robert Beggs


Cyber thieves are increasingly targeting Canadians' stockpiles of lucrative loyalty points — PC Optimum has dealt with points theft since the program launched in February. 

Some cybersecurity experts say rewards programs need to beef up security to help protect members. 

So perhaps it's no surprise that PC Optimum has just launched stronger password requirements, and plans to soon roll out two-step authentication when members try to access their account....