Mar 31, 2017

By Bob Komsic

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Personal information of about 95,000 online job applicants was compromised in a cyber attack on a McDonald’s Canada careers website.
(Alan Diaz / Associated Press)
The company says those affected applied for a job between March 2014 and March 2017.
The accessed information includes names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, employment history and ”other standard application information.”
The restaurant chain stresses the application forms do not request highly sensitive personal information, ”such as social insurance numbers, banking information or health information.”
McDonald’s Canada says there’s nothing at this time to indicate the accessed information has been misused.
The website was shutdown as soon as the company learned of the breach that appears to have taken place in mid-March.
McDonald’s says the site will remain down until an investigation’s complete and steps have been taken to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
Those affected will be notified by a letter in the mail and if a mailing address was not provided on the application the notification will come by e-mail or phone.
McDonald’s adds for now, anyone interested in applying for a job is advised to do so in person at any of its restaurants.
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