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McDonald’s Canada says Information of their Job Applicant Was Hacked


McDonald Canada announces on Friday that information of job applicants was compromised by the cyber attack on McDonald Canada's jobs website. The website gathers information of potential applicants was recently hacked.

The information comprises the names, phone numbers, addresses, employment backgrounds and email addresses of the candidates who have applied online for the jobs in McDonald's Canada restaurants in between Mar. 2014 and Mar. 2017. McDonald's further says that other important information like social insurance numbers, health or banking information are not exposed because these were not asked on the candidates application forms.

McDonald's has issued a statement stating that the job site does not collect the health information. The company also says in the statement that they do not have any information about wrong usage of the stolen information. The company further issued an apology to all who have been affected by this incident.

Citynews.ca posted on March 31st, 2017, quoting McDonald's as saying that they came to know about the breach in last month.

The website related to careers was shut down once McDonald's came to know about the attack, and it will remain closed till the ongoing investigation is completed as per the unit. McDonald's said that presently it does not have any evidence proving that the information stolen was misused.

McDonald's said that they will inform the impacted applicants through mail or the other contact information's like email or telephone, if the applicant did not furnish the mailing address in application form.

A McDonald's Canada spokesman said that the company monitors the databases for any unauthorized access. The spokesman added that this has led them to identify illegal access to the database of job applicants.

The company issued a statement stating: "when we learned of this privacy breach we immediately shut down the site and launched an investigation. At this time, we have no information that the information taken has been misused."

After the breach got discovered, McDonald's Canada requested the people to apply directly by walking-in at one of its outlets for a job. The company said earlier in the month that its official Twitter handle got compromised after a tweet sent from their account slammed Donald Trump, President of U.S.

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