A database containing personal information of McDonald’s customers and employees based in South Korea and Taiwan has been destroyed, Reuters news agency reported on Friday. The database includes the e-mails, phone numbers and delivery addresses of these people. However, the company says that the payment details of the customers are safe.
The breach in the database was discovered after an unauthorized activity on the company’s network was investigated by an external consulting firm for McDonald’s. McDonald’s said in a statement that although the company successfully closed access as soon as the activity was detected, it has been found in the investigation that despite this, some files have been in the hands of the attackers, which contain personal information of customers. .
This is not the first incident of data leaks of large companies, with news on Friday that the database of a retailer of the US unit of Volkswagen AG has been breached, in which data of more than 3.3 million customers and potential buyers in North America has been leaked. . Almost all those affected include current or potential customers of Audi, one of the German automaker’s luxury brands.
The incidents of cybercrime are increasing now. Every day, from small to big companies, it is affected and the personal information of crores of people is put in danger.