We all know the titan of food retail industry. If you’re part of the population who doesn’t, then it’s Jollibee. Jollibee owns much of the comprised fastfood chains here in our country. Namely Mang Inasal, Greenwich, Chowking, and Red Ribbon. Having that said, we know what power Jollibee has.
Three (3) of Jollibee Food Corporation’s restaurants’ websites were shut down due to uncertain cyber security issues. Furthermore, they were temporarily shut by the National Privacy Commission (NPC) until they resolve these security issues.
Red Ribbon, Chowking, and Greenwich websites are currently down. Other JFC restaurants such as Mang Inasal and Burger King Philippines will continue to run their websites for they run on a different platform.
To mention, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), also has stakes on Burger King’s outlets here in the Philippines; through Perf Restaurants, Inc. – they own 54 of these since 2012.
The reason why NPC ordered these sites to temporarily stop their operations is because they found out that they severely lack in security. Security in a sense that everything is confidential. To top things off, they found out that millions of individual orders are facing data breaches; the data that they get from around 18 million individuals who order online are being compromised.
Last Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the NPC ordered JFC to suspend jollibeedelivery.com.
According to Jollibee, they have taken down their websites to comply with the order of NPC. As an additional precaution, they have also taken down websites of their other brands, with the exception of Burger King, which runs on a different platform. Because although they own more than half of the stakes, it is still under a different platform so no harm done there.
Nevertheless, the operations will continue on when they improve their systems in terms of security. Furthermore, it will be NPC’s call on whether they’ll be continuing it within the week or not. In the meantime, let’s stick to the classic way of visiting our favorite food chains or through “drive thrus.”