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The LockBit ransomware gang is claiming an attack on submarine sandwich slinger Subway, alleging it has made off with a platter of data. LockBit's post to its leak blog, published on January 21, suggests one of its affiliates breached Subway's database, stealing sensitive data on "all financial aspects" of the fast food …

  1. PRR Silver badge

    This is just sad. Subway has been on the skids since their spokes-dude was arrested, but particularly since allegations of adulterated fillers (tuna, chicken), allegations that Subway strongly denies on dedicated websites (McDonalds does not bother to have a worm-burger denial site). Anecdotally, Subway sales must be WAY down over the last several years. Two near me closed, the one remaining is in a fastfood desert. The salary of the bulk of Subway workers is easy to guess (and below local average). Subways was found to be violating Australian workplace laws. (Many of these "Subway" charges are actually against the local owner/operator franchises, not the master corporation.) Ireland calls Subway bread 'cake' because 10% sugar. The 'footlong' is 11 inches. There's a lot of hand-work on cold food and repeated hepatitis outbreaks. 'The U.S. House of Representatives: "Subway is the biggest problem in franchising and emerges as one of the key examples of every abuse you can think of."'--- that's the pot calling the kettle black.

    1. quxinot

      And the inflationary tripling of the prices didn't help, either.

      Sucks, a good Subway is a great boon when I'm travelling and not looking for exciting, exotic food. But after the last few poor experiences, I need a plan B.

      1. cookieMonster Silver badge


        /ducks and runs for cover

  2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "The biggest sandwich chain is pretending that nothing happened," the criminals said, highlighting the silence from the company's official channels.

    Somebody's ego not getting tickled?

    As a franchise, do individual outlets depend on the central system for normal operation?

  3. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

    Future headline

    Suspected Ransomware Crook Found Choked To Death On Subway Sandwich; Police Suspect Foul Play

    We can hope, anyway.

  4. AVR

    Unknown profit to base ransoms on

    It may be unknown to us, but the ransomware gang in question presumably has all the data it needs for that now.

  5. Anonymous Anti-ANC South African Coward Bronze badge

    Lovely punnery.

    Pity it was so thinly rolled this time, need to garnish your articles with more punnery.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    selling the data

    "We are giving some time for them to come and protect this data, if no[t], we are open to sell to competitors."

    If you're a competitor to Subway, would you really buy the data?

    * there'll be a shitstorm of negative publicity when it comes out that you bought the data.

    * not sure how useful the data would really be ("oh look, Subway pays $x/hr to new employees, info we could have found out by having someone's kid take a job there for a couple of weeks")

    * not sure how trustworthy the data would be (considering the source).

    * voluntarily interacting with scammers doesnt seem wise.

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