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Ransomware Shuts Hundreds of Yum Brands Restaurants in UK

January 20, 2023

A government filing posted Thursday says the attack impacted information technology systems. Yum Brands said the attackers took company data, but that there is no evidence customer data was stolen.

Around 300 U.K. stores were closed for one day but are now operational, Yum said. There are more than 1,000 KFC and Taco Bell outlets in the UK and Ireland, according to company websites, yet it did not divulge which brands were impacted.

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