At the beginning of last month, McDonald’s, a world-renowned fast-food brand, issued a statement saying it was attacked by hackers. Hackers stole part of McDonald’s data in the United States, South Korea, and Taiwan, including information about employees and restaurants. Although these data do not seem so sensitive, they have aroused people’s concerns and caused discussions.
According to the Financial Times report, the world’s largest oil producer Saudi Aramco confirmed that a large amount of the company’s data had been stolen, and the blackmailers demanded a ransom of 50 million US dollars. According to a statement from Saudi Aramco, the data was leaked indirectly through third-party contractors, but Saudi Aramco did not disclose the name of the supplier or explain how the data was leaked.
According to incomplete statistics, there were more than 1,000 global ransomware attacks in the first half of 2021, and the targets and impact of attacks continued to escalate.