McDonald’s E-Mail Database Gets Hacked

Posted Dec 13, 2010

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) servers were compromised and hackers were able to get access to e-mail and phone numbers of customers. Customers were sent an e-mail warning this past Friday. McDonald’s is also warning customers to be cautious of anyone from McDonald’s calling to ask for personal or financial information.

“Unfortunately, a third party was able to defeat the security measures put in place by the email database management firm to protect the information you provided to us,” stated McDonald’s on their website. McDonald’s did not mention how many people were impacted by the hack. The company is working with Arc Worldwide, who manages the data collection for McDonald’s to find out how the security was bypassed.

[OC Register]