Ransomware Attack: The data of several fast food brands has come under the grip of a ransomware attack in the UK. These include KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill. The data revealed has shown that not only these restaurants but around 300 restaurants across the country have been affected. The attackers have taken possession of the data of all these (around 300) restaurants. When customers questioned the company, the company assured people that there was no evidence that their personal information had been exposed. Let’s know about it in detail.
300 restaurants closed for a day
Yum Brand is a fast food corporation company. It operates companies such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill. Yum has said in its statement that the recent ransomware attack has affected some Info Tech systems. Following the attack, the company closed nearly all 300 restaurants in the United Kingdom for a day. Although now all the restaurants have been made operational. The company further said that we are actively engaged in restoring the affected systems, which is expected to be largely completed in the coming days. The attack won’t have much effect. There is no evidence that the customer database was stolen.
What is Ransomware Attack?
Ransomware is a cyber attack in which attackers encrypt people’s files and demand money in exchange for the decryption key. To gain access to the files, these attackers target the target system through phishing mails or software apps. Such attacks can have dire effects. Any good monitoring antivirus backup and anti-malware software can be used to prevent such attacks. Even though such measures cannot completely prevent attacks, but they reduce the chances of your data being stolen.