In a statement Friday, the burgers chain said the investigation revealed “access to a small number of files”, some of which have personal data. McDonald’s contacted affected customers and regulators in both areas and said payment information was not available.
The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news, said the data breach had also affected its operations in the United States. The data reported include restaurant information, such as square meters, but not “sensitive or personal”
; customer or employee data.
McDonald’s has credited its “significant investment” in its cybersecurity measures to detect this breach.
“These tools have allowed us to quickly identify and limit recent unauthorized activity on our network,” a spokesman told CNN Business. “An in-depth investigation was conducted and we worked with experienced third parties to support this investigation.”
In the future, Mac Donalds (MCD) will “use the results of this investigation and further improve its security measures.
Other well-known companies are the target of hackers and cause data breaches. On Thursday, a video game maker Electronics Arts (SHE) said hackers hacked into his systems and took the source code used in his games. JBS USA (JBSAY), a meat processing company, and Colonial Pipeline are also affected by similar attacks.