• Home
  • Internet
  • Internet News
  • McDonald’s Says Data Breach Exposed Customer Emails, Phone Numbers, Delivery Addresses in South Korea, Taiwan

McDonald’s Says Data Breach Exposed Customer Emails, Phone Numbers, Delivery Addresses in South Korea, Taiwan

McDonald’s says the data breach did not expose customer payment information.

McDonald’s Says Data Breach Exposed Customer Emails, Phone Numbers, Delivery Addresses in South Korea, Taiwan
Highlights
  • The attackers accessed e-mails, phone numbers, and delivery addresses
  • Data breach occured in two regions - South Korea and Taiwan
  • Burger chain said it will take steps to notify regulators and customers

McDonald's, the world's largest burger chain, said on Friday that a data breach in South Korea and Taiwan has exposed some customer and employee information, making it the latest global company to be targeted by cybercriminals.

The attackers accessed e-mails, phone numbers, and delivery addresses, but the breach did not include customer payment information, the company said.

The details of the breach in the two regions were the result of an investigation by external consultants following an unauthorized activity on the company's network.

"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 in s statement.

The burger chain said it will take steps to notify regulators and customers listed in the files.

Recent breaches by cybercriminals on hospitals and global companies including meat processor JBS and Colonial Pipeline oil have disrupted operations for hours, leading to worries of supply shortages.

A few companies have had to pay a ransom to gain control of their operations and restart production. McDonald's said its day-to-day operations were not affected and that a ransom was not involved.

The company said it would use the findings from the investigation to identify ways to improve its security measures.

© Thomson Reuters 2021


Interested in cryptocurrency? We discuss all things crypto with WazirX CEO Nischal Shetty and WeekendInvesting founder Alok Jain on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Further reading: McDonald, Data Breach
Flipkart Big Saving Days 2021 Sale Goes Live: Best Offers on Mobile Phones, Other Electronics

Related Stories

Read in: हिंदी
Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2021. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com