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Cyberattack closes nearly 300 Yum Brands restaurants in UK

Posted On: Jan. 19, 2023 8:00 AM CST


(Reuters) — Yum Brands Inc. said late Wednesday that a ransomware attack impacted certain of its information technology systems, leading to the closure of nearly 300 restaurants in the United Kingdom for a day.

The company said all of the stores were now operational and an investigation had been initiated.

Yum, which owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, did not specify which restaurants were impacted by the attack. It said there was no evidence customer databases were stolen even though data was taken from the company's network.

The company said the event was not expected to have a material adverse impact on its business, operations or financial results.