December 3, 2023

Yum Brands has been sending out breach notification letters to individuals impacted by a ransomware incident that occurred in January.

Yum Brands which owns KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut suffered a ransomware breach on around January 13. According to an SEC filing a few days later, it was forced to close 300 outlets in the UK for a day as a result.

At the time of ransomware attack, it’s been said that “Although data was taken from the company’s network and an investigation is ongoing, at this stage, there is no evidence that customer databases were stolen,” . Now a new breach notification letter dated April 6 is being sent out to an unidentified number of individuals, believed to be Yum Brands employees.


It is providing complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection for two years to those affected.

As per the Yum statement “It is always good practice to be vigilant against identity theft and fraud by reviewing your account statements and monitoring any available credit reports for unauthorized or suspicious activity, and by taking care in response to any email, telephone or other contacts that ask for personal or sensitive information”.

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