McDonald’s are the latest company hit by data breach

McDonald’s is the latest big company to be hit by a data breach that has exposed customers’ details.

The world’s biggest burger chain said cyber attackers had accessed a “small number” of files on customers in South Korea and Taiwan.

The breach included e-mail, delivery addresses and phone numbers – but not payment details.

A spokeswoman for the firm said it would take steps to “notify regulators and customers listed in these files”.

The details of the breach, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, were discovered during an external investigation after unauthorised activity was spotted on the company’s network.

The company said its “substantial investment” in cyber security meant it was identified quickly.

“These tools allowed us to quickly identify and contain recent unauthorised activity on our network. A thorough investigation was conducted, and we worked with experienced third parties to support this investigation,” it said.

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Government spent over £30,000 promoting flop Pick For Britain scheme that failed to recruit British volunteers to save country’s crops

The Government spent more than £30,000 promoting the failed Pick For Britain scheme as farmers could not recruit the 60,000 British volunteers needed to save UK crops when the coronavirus pandemic stopped seasonal foreign workers from entering the last year.

Yet £29,830 was spent between April 2020 and April 2021 on the failed scheme, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) told the Daily Mail in a response to a Freedom of Information request.

The figure includes £1,424 paid to Concordia Ltd, a volunteering and international work placements charity, for a film of UK farm workers ‘used to create promotional recruitment materials for the Pick for Britain campaign’, the department’s response read.

Another £2,500 was then paid to the National Union of Students (NUS) so the Government could find out what went wrong after the scheme was scrapped in April 2021.

Pick for Britain, brought in by the … Read more

9 Critical Productivity Resources for Busy Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a business owner, productivity is vital for your success—lifestyle, technology, habits, and discipline matter.

All of us seem to get busier day by day. Despite technology being our ‘Knight in Shiny Armor’, making everything more accessible, we continue to be busy. We use the term “I’m busy” as a badge of honor. If you’re not eventful, you’re acting like a lazy person, and laziness is the very opposite if you want to be a tycoon. However, keeping yourself busy for countless uninterrupted hours doesn’t mean you’re proficient.

The truth is, you require systems to determine what works best for you, to do things slowly. But with extra attention, to adapt the proper habits that will improve your productivity in the long term.

But some professionals, such as entrepreneurs or business owners, usually have many goals to accomplish in little time. On prime of that, they … Read more

Divorce and Financial Problems – Can I Afford to Get Divorced?

Yes, you can afford it. The only question is what are you ready to do for the sake of realizing this intention. In any case, remember – insurmountable situations exist only in your head. Everything else is solvable and surmountable. And if you want to get a divorce while experiencing financial problems, then you need a very balanced strategy and full awareness of each of your actions and its consequences. We will give you some tips in this article.

Start by Finding Sources of Income

So, if you want to get a divorce but reasonably understand that you do not have financial support for this yet, then it’s time to create it yourself. If you did not work before deciding on a divorce, then it is necessary to start looking for a new job or additional sources of income now. Yes, all that you earn when you are married will … Read more

Three quarters of SMEs struggle to innovate due to outdated technology

More than three quarters of SMEs with restrictive budgets are struggling to compete with bigger organisations due to the lack of access to innovative technology, impacting their ability to grow and enlist talent, according to new research.

The survey found some 84 per cent of small businesses say they are unable to keep up with the bigger budgets of larger organisations for technology innovation and digital transformation, with nearly half saying it is restricting growth and nearly the same number saying it has impacted their ability to recruit.

Combined with the impact of COVID-19, a lack of fit-for-purpose technology options and prohibitive costs could lead to many SMEs losing out long-term if they do not take advantage of more flexible and cost-effective solutions.

The research found Technology concerns moved way beyond operational efficiencies, however. A third of businesses surveyed said they felt they were exposed to cyber security risks by … Read more