Russia-linked Hacker Gang Claims Ransomware Attack on McDonald’s as Feds Issue ‘Shields Up’ Alert for All American Companies to ‘Prepare for Disruptive Cyber Activity’

A ransomware group linked to Russia has claimed a cyberattack on McDonald’s Corporation, as federal officials warn of potential widespread targeting of US businesses after Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

The hacker gang Snatch on Friday claimed to have stolen 500 gigabytes of data from the fast-food giant headquartered in Chicago, posting their demand for an undisclosed ransom on the dark web.

A McDonald’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.

The iconic company, which signifies America’s economy and culture around the world with more than 38,000 locations in 100 countries, has a market capitalization of $186 billion.

The purported McDonald’s breach comes as the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issues a ‘shields up’ alert to all American businesses and organizations, urging them to take measures to protect themselves from potential Russian cyberattack.

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Source: Daily Mail