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Posted on 12/11/2010 12:55:23 PM PST by Libloather
Hackers steal McDonald's customer data
Compromised information includes names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers and age-verification data
By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service
December 11, 2010 10:41 AM ET
McDonald's is working with law enforcement authorities after malicious hackers broke into another company's databases and stole information about an undetermined number of the fast food chain's customers.
McDonald's has also alerted potentially affected customers via e-mail and through a message on its website.
"We have been informed by one of our long-time business partners, Arc Worldwide, that limited customer information collected in connection with certain McDonalds websites and promotions was obtained by an unauthorized third party," a McDonald's spokeswoman said via e-mail on Saturday.
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Why in heaven’s name would anyone give Mickey D’s his/her personal info?!
What did they steal how many times I come through the drive though
I have never driven through a drive through
Who registers as a McD’s customer? I just walk in, order the double cheeseburger and leave.
You should try it. All the cool kids are doing it!
Who buys McD's with credit cards?
Maybe information from customers who used credit/debit cards.
Well, I don’t. But I wouldn’t sign up for anything, either.
I have never given that kind of info to McD’s, they don’t even ask for my name. Of course, I pay in cash.
Just about everyone I see in line in front of me - at most drive through windows.
Food Nazis probably stole this information to use to push for a fast food tax.
Regulate the Internet post haste for the good of all. /s
The most amazing thing to me is even after learning about these breaches, many executives still take the, “it can’t happen here” attitude. Most even think they’re doing all that is necessary, even when told that their data is at risk. I’ve seen it far too many times. I’ve said it before and it’s still just as relevant: IT security, with the only possible exception being banking, is so lax as to be pathetic.
FReepers, remember this the next time you go to your doctor’s or dentist’s office (HIPPA is a joke) or give your employer information they need, this information is quite likely easily stolen.
Moochelle’s getting tough,gonna track em down and make them pay double
Ugh, make that HIPAA.
No, it just for age verification for on-line games they play like with codes on their cups or Monopoly pieces. They don’t have your credit card info or anything like that, basically about what someone could figure out by looking in a phone book is all.
Anyone stupid enough to give them their SS or credit card number to play a game deserves to get a harsh life lesson IMHO.
I use my debit card all the time, nice not to have to worry if I have enough cash on me and I don’t want to ever use a credit card again.
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