KFC, Pizza Hut owner discloses data breach after ransomware attack

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Yum! Brands, the brand owner of the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell fast food chains, is now sending data breach notification letters to an undisclosed number of individuals whose personal information was stolen in a January 13 ransomware attack.

This comes after the company said that although some data was stolen from its network, it has no evidence that the attackers exfiltrated any customer information.

In the breach notification letters sent to affected people starting Thursday, Yum! Brands revealed that it has now found out the attackers stole some individuals' personal information, including names, driver's license numbers, and other ID card numbers.

"We are writing to provide you with information about a cybersecurity incident involving your personal information that occurred in mid-January 2023," Yum! Brands said.

"Our review determined that the exposed files contained some of your personal information, including [Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Driver's License Number or Non-Driver Identification Card Number]."

The company also added that the ongoing investigation had not found evidence that the stolen data had been used for identity theft or fraud.
A Yum! Brands spokesperson told BleepingComputer that the company found no evidence that customers were affected by this data breach.

"In the course of our forensic review and investigation, we identified some personal information belonging to employees was exposed during the January 2023 cybersecurity incident," BleepingComputer was told.
 

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