McDonald’s cyberattack exposes data in the US and South Korea


The security breach was reportedly not the result of a ransomware attack.

McDonald’s has been the victim of a cyberattack that exposed data in the US, Taiwan and South Korea.

The fast food chain told the Wall Street Journal on Friday that it had hired outside consultants to investigate an internal security breach that exposed some business information for US employees and some information about the restaurant. McDonald’s said no US customer data was breached, and the employee data exposed was not sensitive or personal.

“While we were able to close access immediately upon identification, our investigation revealed that very few files were accessed, some of which contained personal data,” McDonald’s said in a statement.

However, McDonald’s said that customers’ personal data is only accessed in Korea and Taiwan, and the company will take steps to notify regulators and concerned customers. The hackers also reportedly stole the names and contact information of some employees in Taiwan.

The company has yet to identify the source of the attack, but has reportedly said it was not a ransomware exploit.

The McDonald’s breach is the latest in a string of high-profile cyber security incidents. Last month, Colonial Pipeline a . was hit by ransomware attack which ceased operations and took some people to the east coast panic-buying Gasoline. JBS, one of the largest meat producers in the US, was also forced to close some plants last month due to a cyberattack, sparking concerns about potential meat shortages. The company said this on Wednesday Paid $11 million To the criminals responsible for getting your plants back online.

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