Yum! is a worldwide restaurant brand that's behind major chains like Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC. The brand recently suffered from a data breach that may have released customer and employee data to the world.
The Yum! data breach occurred because one individual broke into the company's network and began accessing files and tampering with services. The breach caused some services to go down, and the company quickly noted it was experiencing issues within its network.
The Yum! data breach first started on January 13, 2023, and it persisted for several days before it was taken down. A forensic investigation team was quickly employed to resolve any problems created during the attack and to investigate any information lost.
This data breach may impact customers and employees that work with Yum! brand restaurants. That includes users that visit or work at KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, or The Habit Burger Grill. If you are involved with any of those establishments, you should take measures to protect yourself. If you receive a notice from the company, it's likely that your data was accessible, and you have access to identity theft protection for up to 24 months for free. Use the service to protect yourself.
We have no way to know how many Yum! files were accessed during the data breach. There are thousands of documents on the network, and any of them could have been opened and utilized.