Russia-linked hacker gang claims cyber attack, U.S. issues alert for disruptive ransomware activity

A ransomware group linked to Russia has claimed a cyberattack on McDonald's Corporation, as federal officials warn of potential widespread targeting of US businesses after Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

The hacker gang Snatch on Friday claimed to have stolen 500 gigabytes of data from the fast-food giant headquartered in Chicago, posting their demand for an undisclosed ransom on the dark web.

The purported McDonald's breach comes as the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issues a 'shields up' alert to all American businesses and organizations, urging them to take measures to protect themselves from potential Russian cyberattack.

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