The popular fast food chain McDonald’s has warned its customers about a possible data breach. The breach could put customer’s personal information in jeopardy.
McDonald’s is warning customers who signed up for promotions or registered at any of its online sites that their e-mail address has been compromised by an unauthorized third party.
The customer name, postal address, phone number, birth date, gender, and information about promotional preferences may also have been exposed, the company said in an FAQ on its Web site. Social Security numbers were not included in the database, the company said.
The data was managed by an e-mail database management firm hired by Arc Worldwide, a “longtime business partner” of McDonald’s, according to a recorded message on the company’s toll-free number. The unnamed database management firm’s computer systems were improperly accessed by a third party, McDonald’s said.
McDonald’s did not disclose the number of records involved or when the breach happened. McDonald’s representatives did not immediately… continue reading
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