Ransomware attacks: Several fast food brands’ data has been hit by ransomware attacks in the UK. These include KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill. According to published data, not only this restaurant, but about 300 restaurants across the country have been affected. The attackers have captured the data of these (about 300) restaurants. When customers questioned the company, the company assured people that there was no evidence that their personal information had been disclosed. 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. Yam said in its statement that a recent ransomware attack affected some info tech systems. After the attack, the company closed around 300 restaurants in the UK for a day. Although now all the restaurants have been opened. The company also said that we are actively engaged in restoring the affected systems, which is expected to be largely completed in the coming days. Attacks won’t have much effect. There is no evidence that customer databases were stolen.
What is Ransomware Attack?
Ransomware is a cyber attack where attackers encrypt people’s files and demand money in exchange for the decryption key. To gain access to files, these attackers target the target system through phishing mails or software apps. Such an attack can have serious consequences. Any well-monitored antivirus backup and anti-malware software can be used to prevent such attacks. While such measures may not completely prevent attacks, they do reduce the chances of your data being stolen.