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Tens of thousands affected by McDonald's career website breach

Last Updated Mar 31, 2017 at 9:22 am PDT

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Summary

Around 95,000 people impacted by McDonald's Canada breach

The data breach affects anyone who applied for a job between March 2014 and this month

TORONTO – McDonald’s Canada says the website where people apply for a job at one of its restaurants has been hacked and the personal information of approximately 95,000 restaurant job applicants has been compromised.

The data breach affects anyone who applied for a job between March 2014 and this month.

McDonald’s says the information stolen contains names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and employment backgrounds.

McDonald’s Canada issued the following statement after hearing about the breach.

When we learned of this privacy breach we immediately shut down the site and launched an investigation.  The careers webpage will remain shut down until the investigation is complete and appropriate measures are taken to ensure that this type of security breach does not happen again.

While the investigation remains ongoing, all applicants who were directly affected by this privacy breach will be notified by a letter in the mail. Where a mailing address was not provided in the application form, affected applicants will be contacted by using other contact information provided on the application form (email or telephone).

At this time, we have no information that the information taken has been misused.

We apologize to those impacted by this incident.

For more information on the breach from McDonald’s Canada click here.