Briefly: Pizza Hut Hackers, Optus Movie Tickets, Citrix Free Trials

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including the Pizza Hut hack and cheap movie options from Hoyts for Optus customers.

  • Luke at Gizmodo reports that Pizza Hut's Australian site was hacked yesterday. The company disputes the hacker's claim that 240,000 credit card details were stolen in the breach, since those are handled by a third party (to comply with credit card processing standards). The lessons? Web security is important, but not everything hackers say can be taken at face value.
  • Optus has partnered with Hoyts on a new rewards scheme, offering $10 tickets for the cinema chain to all Optus customers (as well as $20 La Premiere tickets and the option to purchase . The new deal kicks in from November 12, and replaces the previous arrangement with Event Cinemas.
  • To mark National Telework Week, which kicks off next Monday, Citrix is offering an extended free trial of its GoToMeeting, GoToMyPC, GoToAssist and Podi products for teams of up to 10 people. (We'll be running special National Telework Week coverage here at Lifehacker.)


    The Optus movie deal used to be with Event/Village and you bought the tickets online per session and collected your purchased tix at the box office. The new deal with hoyts appears that you have to buy vouchers in advance and have them delivered. Takes the shine off the impulse element of the old deal.

    So if I take up an Optus prepaid account and top it up with a small amount, I can get these discount cinema tickets?

    Seems too good to be true.

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