McDonald’s suffers data breach in the US, South Korea, and Taiwan

The company claims that no customer’s financial information was accessed

Fast food mega chain McDonald’s is the latest company to have private data stolen by a third party, wall street journal reports. Unlike other recent attacks on CNA Financial and Colonial Pipeline, McDonald’s claims it is not dealing with ransomware, but store information in the US was taken along with some customer information in South Korea and Taiwan.

The company discovered the data breach after hiring consultants to “investigate unauthorized activity on its internal security system,” McDonald’s tells WebMD. magazine. In the US, the data accessed included business contact information for franchises, the seating capacity of stores, and square footage of sports areas. McDonald’s South Korean and Taiwanese arms had “customer personal data was accessed” and the company “will take steps to notify regulators and customers listed in these files,” the company states. The Nerdshala. McDonald’s insisted that “no customer payment information was included in these files.”

McDonald’s says business operations were not disrupted by the data breach and that “in the coming days, some additional markets will take steps to address files that contained employee personal data.” wall street journal writes that these other markets include South Africa and Russia, which were flagged in the initial investigation by security advisors.

A nonpayment data breach from a restaurant chain like McDonald’s isn’t as devastating as someone swiping a credit card or shutting down one of the world’s largest beef suppliers, but it’s yet another example of how big Corporations also make large, often easy targets. hackers

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