McDonald’s, the world’s largest burger chain, said on Friday that a data breach in South Korea and Taiwan exposed the information of some customers and employees, making it the latest global company to be targeted by cybercriminals.
Customers’ payment details secure – CompanyThe company said the attackers stole e-mails, phone numbers and delivery addresses, but that custom payment information was not damaged in this data breach. The breaches in two areas were the result of an investigation by outside consultants following an unauthorized activity on the company’s network. McDonald’s said in its statement, “While we quickly recognized and immediately closed this flaw, our investigation revealed that very few files were accessed, some of which contained personal data.”
The company will inform the affected customersThe burger chain said it would take steps to notify affected regulators and customers in the files.
Recently these companies also had to be victimsRecent breaches by cybercriminals on hospitals and global companies, including meat processor JBS and Colonial Pipeline Oil, have disrupted operations for hours, raising concerns about supply shortages.
Some companies had to pay ransomSome companies have had to pay ransom to regain control of their operations and resume production. McDonald’s said its day-to-day operations were not affected and that the ransom was not involved. The company said it would use the findings of the investigation to identify ways to improve its security measures.
[Attribution to NBT]