During a ransomware attack in mid-January 2023, Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill, experienced a data breach that forced the closure of almost 300 restaurants.


The breach exposed personally identifiable information, including names, driver’s license numbers, and identification numbers, of affected employees, as stated in the breach notification letter.


Yum! Brands have taken measures to enhance its security, notify the authorities, and provide free monitoring and protection services to impacted employees. Although there is no evidence of any impact on customers, companies must prioritize securing both customer and employee data equally.


Therefore, it is crucial to implement the necessary measures to secure sensitive employee information. Soaring Eagle Data Solutions offers data security solutions to ensure companies are protected from potential breaches and avoid negative publicity.


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