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Jollibee Cyberattack: Hacker Claims Access To Sensitive Data

Customer information, food orders potentially exposed by threat actor who was also responsible for Snowflake breach.

by Krishna Murthy June 21st, 2024

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Jollibee, the Philippines’ largest fast-food chain, has allegedly been hit by a massive data breach. The Jollibee cyberattack came to light on June 20, 2024, when a threat actor claimed responsibility for breaching the systems of Jollibee Foods Corporation. The notorious attacker, operating under the alias “Sp1d3r“, claimed to have access to the sensitive data of 32 million customers of the fast food chain and offered to sell the database for $40,000.

Details of Jollibee Cyberattack

The data breach of the fast-food chain was posted by the threat actor on popular data hack site BreachForums.

The threat actor stated that “Jollibee is a Filipino chain of fast-food restaurants owned by Jollibee Foods Corporation. As of September 2023, there were over 1,500 Jollibee outlets worldwide, with restaurants in Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, North America, and Europe.”

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The threat actor claimed to have carried out a cyberattack and had gained access to the data of 32 million Jollibee customers, including their names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and hashed passwords. The hacker also allegedly exfiltrated 600 million rows of data related to food delivery, sales orders, transactions and service details.

To support these claims, the TA included a sample in tabular data format accessible through spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.

While the exact details of the alleged data breach remains unclear, the potential impact on millions of customers is cause for concern.

Jollibee Yet to React to Cyberattack Claims

The motive behind the Jollibee cyberattack remains unknown. So far, Jollibee Foods Corporation has not reacted or issued any official statement regarding the alleged data breach. The Cyber Express has reached out to the corporation to verify the claims. This article will be updated once the company responds to the allegations and shares any preventive measures in place to prevent critical data from being misused.

The Philippines National Privacy Commission (NPC) has yet to receive any notification from Jollibee Foods Corporation regarding the breach. The NPC regulations require organizations to inform affected individuals and report such incidents within 72 hours of discovery.

Jollibee Cyberattack Threat Actor Responsible for Snowflake Breach

While Jollibee investigates the claims made by “Sp1d3r”, the threat actor has been responsible for several recent breaches, which includes many customers of third-party cloud data storage vendor Snowflake.

On June 1, “Sp1d3r” posted on the cybercriminal platform BreachForums that they had stolen the sensitive information of over 190 million people from QuoteWizard. The alleged database included customer details, partial credit card numbers, insurance quotes, and other information.

The same threat actor was responsible for the data breach at American automobile aftermarket component supplier Advance Auto Parts, Inc. The attacker “Sp1d3r” claimed to have stolen three terabytes of customer data from the company’s Snowflake cloud storage and was selling the data for US$1.5 million. In its report, the company stated that the cyberattack could create damages up to $3 million.

The Jollibee Cyberattack is a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities of the digital world, where even the largest and most established companies could become victims of notorious data hackers. Customers should stay vigilant and follow any further guidance provided by Jollibee and cybersecurity professionals.

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