300 restaurants in the UK of Yum! Brands closed due to a ransomware attack launched by an unknown malicious group.
It owns KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell fast-food restaurant chains, impacted and were only closed for one day, and are now functional, although the affected systems are not yet fully restored.
Yum! Brands notified federal law enforcement and initiated an investigation. There is no information regarding when the breach happened and how long threat actors have access to the compromised networks. At the moment, it is clear that some data was leaked. but until now, forensics found no evidence of customers` data being stolen.
While this incident caused temporary disruption, the company is aware of no other restaurant disruptions and does not expect this event to have a material adverse impact on its business, operations or financial results.
Ransomware attacks are usually followed by threat actors trying to extort their victims. Yum! Brands stated that no negative financial impact is expected to happen due to this attack: