McDonald’s In The US, Taiwan, and South Korea Hit By Data Breach!

McDonald's In The US, Taiwan, and South Korea Hit By Data Breach!

Mcdonald’s in the United States and South Korea hit a data breach. Reports saying that the hackers have stolen data from its system that includes information about their employees.

Last month, we reported a massive colonial pipeline ransomware attack. And now, looks like we have a blacklist from hackers to invade privacies of top outlets. Cybercriminals infiltrating high-profile global companies? We think so!

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The company expressed its thoughts on the incident and informed all of its employees that it recently hired external consultants to investigate unauthorized activity on an internal security system, prompted by a specific incident in which the unauthorized access was cut off a week after it was identified.

The breach disclosed some business contact information for U.S. employees and franchisees, along with some information about restaurants such as seating capacity and the square footage of play areas.

No customer data was breached in the U.S, and that the employee data exposed wasn’t sensitive or personal. We advise employees and franchisees to watch for phishing emails and to use discretion when asked for information.

McDonald’s said in a message to U.S. employees

McDonald’s to The Wall Street Journal,

After the ongoing investigation, The investigators discovered that company data had been breached in markets including the U.S, South Korea, and Taiwan, the company said.

While we were able to close off access quickly after identification, our investigation has determined that a small number of files were accessed, some of which contained personal data.


McDonald’s said that its divisions in South Korea and Taiwan notified regulators in Asia of the breach Friday and that they would contact customers and employees. The company stated the divisions would also notify some employees in South Africa and Russia of possible unauthorized access to their information. The investigation had flagged those countries as well.

These days, almost every month, we see a cyber attack on a global outlet that has created panic among the citizens in the US. Last month, JBS, one of the largest meat producers in the US, was also forced to shut down some plants due to a cyberattack, prompting concerns about possible meat shortages. On Wednesday, it’s reported that the company said it paid $11 million to the criminals responsible to get its plants back online.

That’s ridiculous! These days, you must know some cybersecurity tips and tricks to be safe from these cyber attacks.

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