McDonald’s says South Korea and Taiwan operations hacked
McDonald’s employees serve a BTS meal on May 27, 2021 in Seoul, South Korea. McDonald’s released a new celebrity meal “BTS Meal” in collaboration with BTS on May 27, 2021 in South Korea.
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Mcdonalds, the world’s largest burger chain, said on Friday that a data breach in South Korea and Taiwan exposed customer and employee information, making it the latest global company to be targeted by cybercriminals.
Details of the breach in both regions are the result of an investigation by outside consultants following unauthorized activity on the company’s network.
“Although we were able to close access quickly after identification, our investigation determined that a small number of files were viewed, some of which contained personal data,” McDonald’s said in a statement.
The company said it would take action to notify regulators and customers listed in the files, which did not contain customer payment information.
Recent intrusions by cybercriminals into hospitals and global businesses, including meat processor JBS and oil Colonial Pipeline, have disrupted operations for hours, raising fears of supply shortages.
Some companies had to pay a ransom to regain control of their operations and restart production.
McDonald’s said it would use the results of the investigation to identify ways to improve its security measures.