Security News McDonald’s hit by ‘technology outage’ in UK, Australia, Japan and China


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Fast food chain working to resolve problem but denies it has been hit by cybersecurity attack

McDonald’s restaurants in multiple countries including the UK and Australia have been hit by a “technology outage”, as the fast food chain denied it had been hit by a cybersecurity attack.

Services in Australia, the UK, Japan and China have been affected, with unconfirmed reports of problems elsewhere, with restaurant, drive-through and online orders affected.

A global spokesperson for McDonald’s said the company was working to resolve the unspecified problem.

“We are aware of a technology outage, which impacted our restaurants; the issue is now being resolved. We thank customers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. Notably, the issue is not related to a cybersecurity event,” the spokesperson said.

A UK spokesperson for McDonald’s said the outage affecting restaurants had been “resolved” in the UK and Ireland. In the UK, the Downdetector site, which flags outages on apps, reported more than 600 outages on the app on Friday morning with a spike at about 7am.

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Apr 21, 2016
It's concerning to see such a widespread technology outage affecting McDonald's in multiple countries. While they deny a cybersecurity attack, it highlights the vulnerability of global businesses to such disruptions. Hopefully, they'll be able to fully resolve the issue soon.

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