Burger King, a prominent international fast food giant, has once again compromised its cybersecurity by exposing sensitive credentials to the public. The Cybernews research team revealed that a misconfiguration on Burger King’s French website led to the exposure of confidential data, putting their systems at risk.
This incident raises concerns over potential cyberattacks, particularly as the exposed website served for job applications, potentially impacting those seeking employment at Burger King in France.
This is not the first time Burger King has faced such a data breach. In 2019, a similar misconfiguration resulted in the leakage of personally identifiable information (PII) for children who purchased Burger King menus. The recent breach occurred when the Cybernews team discovered a publicly accessible environment file (.env) containing various credentials on Burger King’s French website. While the leaked data might not grant complete control over the website, it could simplify the process for attackers aiming to exploit other vulnerable endpoints.
Furthermore, a Google Analytics ID was uncovered, which could be exploited to flood the associated Google Analytics account with automatically generated traffic, disrupting website performance analysis.
Burger King was promptly alerted by Cybernews and took steps to rectify the issue. This incident underscores the critical importance of robust cybersecurity measures and vigilant oversight to prevent the exposure of sensitive data and potential cyber threats.