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McDonald’s Corp

Exploit: Ransomware

McDonald’s Corp: Fast Food Chain

cybersecurity news represented by a gauge indicating moderate risk

Risk to Business: 2.606= Moderate

McDonald’s Corp. said hackers exposed US business information and some customer data in South Korea and Taiwan. The attackers accessed e-mails, phone numbers and delivery addresses. The company reported that it had 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 announcement noted that the burger chain does not believe any customer payment data was stolen but cautioned that there may be employee data exposed.

Individual Impact: There has not yet been confirmation that sensitive personal or financial information has been compromised in this incident but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Cyber attacks that focus on obtaining corporate or business data are increasingly troubling because each one adds more sensitive data to the dark web that can be used against other businesses.

Source: Reuters