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An unknown number of personal details about McDonald's customers was exposed after hackers broke into the database of a partner of the burger giant. Miscreants may have made off with email, contact information and birthdates as a result of the breach. Fans of the fast food franchise supplied the information when they signed …

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  1. Warren 2
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    Top 10

    This has to be one of your top 10 captions of the year. http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/thumb_up_32.png

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Medic!

    > Financial information or Social Security numbers wasn't requested during these requests and not stored on the compromised database, maintained by a third-party supplier.

    Good GOD that needs an editor.

    1. garetht t

      re: Medic

      I agree! At first I wasn't sure, but then I've been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can.

      1. Bill B

        An unmanned firm?

        "The data was held by an unmanned email database management firm "

        Does that mean they sacked them before the event, or after?

  3. Elmer Phud

    Forget Facebook

    This is the sort of place where punters are happy to leave personal info.

    There must be thousands of similar databases out there ripe for picking -- that is, if they haven't been already . . .

  4. Annihilator
    Coat

    Prime bait!

    I imagine the sorts of people who signed up for a newsletter from McDonalds are probably quite likely to be the type of people who are all too willing to open unsolicited emails - so quite a good haul for the hackers!

  5. Lottie
    Go

    Plan

    1 - find this data

    2 - mine for anyone saying their favourite food is a bigmac and they like to have one at least 3 times a week

    3 - send adverts for cut price diabetes medication to their inbox

    4 - profit

    1. kain preacher Silver badge

      @Lottie

      Um no profit. These folks are the same type to not either have health insurance or refuse to listen to the doc when they tell them not to eat that crap.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hamburglar?

    Hamburglar.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

    Would that be a Mac Hack?

    1. Gangsta
      Coffee/keyboard

      no,,,

      A Mac Attack!

      or in the case of this huge data breach:

      A Big Mac Attack!

      Oh wait...

  8. Buzzword
    Terminator

    An unmanned firm?

    "an unmanned email database management firm"

    I know the machines are taking over, but I didn't realise they were already running companies!

    1. garetht t

      re: An unmanned firm?

      Maybe they're ladies.. :) (or eunuchs - as in, a bloke who has recently been 'unmanned'.)

    2. serendipity
      Happy

      Yes and there's

      no need to 'drone' on about it ;-))

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Go

    "unmanned email database management firm "

    Yeah, something like an Unmanned Airial Vehice !

  10. Donald Atkinson

    Date of birth

    Does anyone actually use their real dob on those web site drop down things?

    1. jake Silver badge

      @Donald Atkinson

      I use February 29th, 1904 ;-)

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  12. jake Silver badge

    "the breach showed that third-party suppliers can be the weak leak in information security."

    Tell me again why I should be interested in investing in making use of so-called "cloud providers"?

  13. Hans 1 Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    MacDohhh!!!!

    You have to be a cretin to eat there, let alone leave your personal data ...

    Paris, because she loves big macs!

  14. Graham Bartlett

    Inevitable advert

    <jingle> I'm logging it

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