American Fast Food Company McDonald’s has become the latest company to be hit by a data breach after unauthorized activity on its network exposed the personal data of some customers in South Korea and Taiwan. The fast-food giant said that it quickly identified and contained the incident and that a thorough investigation was done. The burger chain said that they 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. American Fast-Food Company McDonald’s said its investigation determined that only South Korea and Taiwan had customer personal data accessed and that they would be taking steps to notify regulators and also the customers who may be impacted. No customer payment information was exposed.
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