McDonald's: Customer database hacked

Fast food giant says "third party" got hold of data containing customer birthdays and contact information


Associated Press
December 14, 2010 1:14AM (UTC)

McDonald's Corp. says some of its customers' private information may have been accessed during a data breach.

The company has told customers that a third party was able to get past security measures to access a database of customer information that included e-mail and other contact information, birthdates and other specifics. The compromised database did not include any financial information or Social Security numbers.

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Customers provided this information when they signed up for online promotions or other subscriptions to its websites.

McDonald's did not detail the timing or scope of the breach but says it is working with law enforcement.


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