• McDonalds cyber intrusion quickly stopped; some data exposed though

    From Big Bad Bob@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jun 11 11:31:41 2021


    McDonald's on Friday disclosed limited details of a data breach that may
    have exposed some customer data.

    "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," a McDonald's
    spokesperson said, adding that based on the company's investigation so
    far, only Korean and Taiwanese customers were impacted.


    Good job, McD I.T. (bad joke heh)

    The Wall Street Journal initially reported that U.S. markets were also
    impacted and that the breach exposed some U.S. business and employee
    contact information.

    Those markets "will be taking steps to notify regulators and customers
    listed in these files," which did not include customer payment
    information, the McDonald's spokesperson said.

    So it's a minimal impact, and they're on top of it.

    It's pretty much impossible to STOP this kind of shit entirely; however,
    a smart I.T. staff and reasonable preparation can MINIMIZE it.

    It would be interesting to see if anyone gets arrested over this.
    (I certainly HOPE so!!!)

    (aka 'Bombastic Bob' in case you wondered)

    'Feeling with my fingers, and thinking with my brain' - me

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