Wednesday, December 15, 2010

McDonalds suffers data breach

Salon.com reports that McDonalds has suffered a data breach. According McDonald's the servers breached contained email addresses, birthdates and other info, but no social security numbers or financial information.


That's very nice, but with an email address and birthdate you can probably steal an identity. If the email address includes a full name, you can definitely steal an identity. With an identity you can get driver's license, credit cards, jobs, etc. In the modern connected world, there is no minor data breach.