Ransomware attack hits nearly 300 fast food restaurants in UK

Yum! Brands, the fast food brand operator of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill fast-food restaurant chains, were hit by a ransomware attack that forced it to close 300 locations in the United Kingdom.

Yum! Brands operates 53,000 restaurants across 155 countries and territories, with over $5 billion in total assets and $1.3 billion in yearly net profit.

On being aware of the incident, the company promptly initiated response protocols, including deploying containment measures such as taking certain systems offline and implementing enhanced monitoring technology.

The company also initiated an investigation by hiring the services of industry-leading cybersecurity and forensics professionals, and notified Federal law enforcement.

It is a relief to note that the impacted restaurants in the United Kingdom have returned to normal operations and are not expected to face any other problems relevant to the cyberattack.

Yum! Brands has confirmed that data was stolen in the attack but there isn’t any evidence to prove that customer information has been exposed.

Even though this incident caused temporary disruption, the company is aware of no other restaurant disruptions and does not expect this event to have a material adverse impact on its business, operations or financial results.

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