Unfortunately, meal-kit companies are a somewhat obvious target for attackers during pandemic time, according to James Carder, chief security officer and vice president of LogRhythm.
“Home Chef is one of the key players in the multi-billion-dollar meal -kit delivery industry and is owned by one of the biggest supermarket retailers, Kroger,” he said, via email. “A company of this size must take responsibility for ensuring that sufficient security measures are in place to protect customer data and rapidly respond to cyberthreats. This is especially true now, as demand for deliver services continues to grow amid the coronavirus crisis. All companies in this sector must not falsely assume that they are immune to attack just because they have become an essential service to help people during a challenging time.”