What just happened? The global streak of corporate piracy continues, with McDonald’s becoming the latest addition to what appears to be an ever-growing list. According to the fast food restaurant chain, the data breach exposed customer and employee information, but the damage was quickly limited.
About a month ago, Colonial Pipeline was attacked by a ransomware group called DarkSide, crippling fuel distribution in the US Last week, EA and JBS were also victims of cyberattacks, of which hackers stole the code. source of the first games and demanded $ 11 million from the second.
The world’s largest fast food restaurant chain had employee and customer data accessed by unauthorized third parties, who accessed emails, phone numbers and delivery addresses. The customer’s payment information was not part of the leaked data. Regulators and customers affected by the hack will be notified soon.
The hackers behind the attack did not demand any payment to hand over the stolen information. The daily operation of its restaurants in South Korea and Taiwan was not affected.
Outside consultants spotted the breach shortly after noticing suspicious activity on the McDonald’s network. After the investigation, the consultants concluded that the data was accessed in South Korea and Taiwan.
In a statement on the data breach, McDonald’s said: “While we were able to quickly close access after identification, our investigation has determined that a small number of files were accessed, some of which contained personal data.” The company added that it will improve the security of its systems based on the research.