Hackers stole data from McDonald’s system

McDonald’s computer systems in several markets, including the United States, South Korea and Taiwan, have been compromised by hackers who stole some of the company’s data. This is reported by The Wall Street Journal with reference to the company itself. Subdivisions of McDonald’s in South Africa and Russia were also warned of a possible data leak.

The company hired consultants to check for suspicious activity on the computer system. The experts found that as a result of unauthorized access to the system in the United States, the contact details of American employees and franchisees, as well as information about the restaurants of the chain, including the area and capacity of the halls, were stolen. The data of the company’s customers in the United States was not affected. But in South Korea and Taiwan, hackers managed to steal customer data, including email addresses, phone numbers, and home addresses. In addition, in Taiwan, the hackers had contact details of employees. All affected divisions of the company have already notified the relevant regulators and are currently alerting customers and employees.

Alena Miklashevskaya

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