Some 2,000 McDonaldâ€™s customers in Thailand have had their data exposed following a successful data breach claimed by a group of Turkish hackers that also breached the Hungarian division of Pepsi.
According to a report published by the CyberWarnews outlet , the hack carried by the Turkish Agent Hacker Group yielded physical and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and registration dates as well as other private information. These details were dumped on Pastebin.
Yesterdayâ€™s hack was no sophisticated attack â€“ it was possible because of the default administrative login credentials â€œadministratorâ€ and â€œpasswordâ€.
It appears that the hack of the McDonaldâ€™s Thai website is also a form of religious protest, just as in the case of the Pepsi breach. Yesterdayâ€™s incident, however, ended with serious collateral damage: 2,000 innocent usersâ€™ private information making it on the Internet.
Although the leaked information does not contain credit card numbers or other financial information, it may be used in targeted voice phishing attacks.