The burger chain
stated in a press release Friday that an investigation revealed a “small number of files were accessed,” a few of which had private data. McDonald’s is contacting affected clients and regulators within the two areas and stated that cost data wasn’t accessed.
The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the information, said that a data breach
additionally affected its operations within the United States. Data that was reportedly accessed included restaurant data, resembling sq. footage, however not “sensitive or personal” buyer or worker data.
McDonald’s credited its “substantial investments” it made on its cybersecurity measures for locating this breach.
“These tools allowed us to quickly identify and contain recent unauthorized activity on our network,” a spokesperson informed NCS Business. “A thorough investigation was conducted, and we worked with experienced third parties to support this investigation.”
In the longer term, McDonald’s (MCD)
will “leverage the findings” from this investigation and additional enhance its safety measures.
Other well-known firms have been focused by hackers and inflicting data breaches. On Thursday, online game maker Electronics Arts (EA)
stated that hackers broke into its systems
and took supply code utilized in its video games. JBS USA (JBSAY)
, a meatpacking firm, and Colonial Pipeline have additionally been affected by comparable assaults.