Yum Foods Ransomware

Taco Bell and KFC Brand Owner Hit by Ransomware Attack

Published on: April 12, 2023
Last Updated: April 12, 2023

Taco Bell and KFC Brand Owner Hit by Ransomware Attack

Published on: April 12, 2023
Last Updated: April 12, 2023

Yum! Brands, Inc., the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grills, has filed a public notice regarding a security breach.

The breach pertains to a cybersecurity incident that occurred in mid-January 2023 and compromised the personal information of individuals.

On January 18, the company disclosed the cyberattack, which led to it taking the systems offline of approximately 300 restaurants in the UK for one day to contain the incident.

In a press statement, Yum! Brands said that “upon detection of the incident, the company initiated response protocols, including deploying containment measures such as taking certain systems offline and implementing enhanced monitoring technology.”

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Yum! Brands has confirmed that data was indeed stolen during the attack.

However, the company has stated that there is no evidence suggesting that customer information was compromised.

In its announcement, Yum! Brands said, “Although data was taken from the company’s network and an investigation is ongoing, at this stage, there is no evidence that customer databases were stolen.”

Yum! Brands has sent a notification letter to individuals who may have been impacted by the cyberattack.

The letter states that personal information such as names, driver’s license numbers, ID numbers, and other types of personal identifiers was stolen during the ransomware attack.

However, according to BleepingComputer, Yum!


Brands has filed an 8-K form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in which the company has reassured investors that the ransomware attack would not have any significant negative financial impact.

Yum! Brands has stated to the Maine Attorney General’s Office that they have not yet determined the precise number of individuals who were affected by the cyberattack.

Additionally, the company’s annual report does not contain any specific information regarding the number of impacted individuals.

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Written by Husain Parvez

Husain has been around the internet ever since the dial-up days and loves writing about everything across the technosphere. He loves reviewing tech, writing about VPNs, and covering Cybersecurity news.