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



McDonald’s has been the sufferer of a cyberattack that uncovered knowledge within the US, Taiwan and South Korea.

The quick meals chain on Friday told the Wall Street Journal that it had employed exterior consultants to research an inner safety breach that uncovered some enterprise data for US workers, and a few details about eating places. No US buyer knowledge was breached, McDonald’s mentioned, and worker knowledge that was uncovered wasn’t delicate or private.

“Whereas we had been capable of shut off entry rapidly after identification, our investigation has decided small variety of information had been accessed, a few of which contained private knowledge,” McDonald’s mentioned in a press release.

Nonetheless, McDonald’s mentioned that solely in Korea and Taiwan had been prospects’ private knowledge accessed, and the corporate can be taking steps to inform regulators and the shoppers involved. The hackers additionally reportedly stole some worker names and phone data in Taiwan.

The corporate hasn’t but recognized the supply of the assault however reportedly mentioned it wasn’t a ransomware exploit. 

The McDonald’s breach is the most recent in a string of high-profile cybersecurity incidents. Final month, Colonial Pipeline was hit by a ransomware assault that shut down operations and led to some individuals on the East Coast panic-buying gasoline. JBS, one of many largest meat producers within the US, was additionally pressured to close down some crops final month on account of a cyberattack, prompting issues about doable meat shortages. On Wednesday the corporate mentioned it paid $11 million to the criminals accountable to get its crops again on-line.