McDonald’s Thailand Serves 2000 Customers with a Side of Data Leak
Some 2,000 McDonald’s customers in Thailand have had their data exposed following a successful data breach claimed by a group of Turkish hackers that also breached the Hungarian division of Pepsi.
According to a report published by the CyberWarnews outlet , the hack carried by the Turkish Agent Hacker Group yielded physical and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and registration dates as well as other private information. These details were dumped on Pastebin.
Yesterday’s hack was no sophisticated attack – it was possible because of the default administrative login credentials “administrator” and “password”.
It appears that the hack of the McDonald’s Thai website is also a form of religious protest, just as in the case of the Pepsi breach. Yesterday’s incident, however, ended with serious collateral damage: 2,000 innocent users’ private information making it on the Internet.
Although the leaked information does not contain credit card numbers or other financial information, it may be used in targeted voice phishing attacks.