Data Breach Summary
A massive security breach has been detected on KFC.com.cn, the Chinese version of the popular fast-food chain’s website. On November 2023, a database containing sensitive user information was found, including usernames, emails, mobile numbers, sex, and addresses. The breach was detected by #LeakedBreachedHackedDatabase and the compromised information, totaling 459MB, was publicly shared on the Telegram channel. This article provides an overview of the breach, its scope, and the actions taken to mitigate the damage.
Where and How?
The security breach occurred on KFC.com.cn, the official website of Kentucky Fried Chicken in China. The hackers gained unauthorized access to a database containing a wealth of user data, including usernames, emails, mobile numbers, sex, and addresses. It is important to note that this breach was not directly on the KFC.com.cn website itself but rather in a chats app associated with the platform. The exact details of how the breach occurred have not been disclosed, but it is evident that the hackers exploited vulnerabilities within the chats app on KFC.com.cn.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
To the best of our knowledge, there is no known history of security violations or data breaches involving KFC.com.cn prior to this incident. The security breach detected in November 2023 appears to be the first significant breach affecting the Chinese version of the popular fast-food chain’s website. KFC and its parent company, Yum! Brands, have not publicly disclosed any previous breaches or security incidents related to their online platforms.
Recommendations for Personal Data Protection
How Users Can Protect Their Information
To protect their personal information and accounts from being compromised, users should take the following steps:
– Change their passwords frequently, with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
– Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible.
– Use unique passwords for each account, to prevent hackers from accessing multiple accounts with the same password.
– Be cautious of suspicious emails or messages, as they may contain phishing links that can compromise their accounts.
– Regularly monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity.
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