Cactus Ransomware Strikes DRM Arby's: Data Breach and Reputational Risks

Incident Date:

April 17, 2024

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Cactus Ransomware Strikes DRM Arby's: Data Breach and Reputational Risks


DRM Arby's




Omaha, USA

Nebraska, USA

First Reported

April 17, 2024

Cactus Ransomware Targets DRM Arby's

Company Overview

DRM Arby's, established in 1977 by Dean Johnson, operates 73 Arby's restaurants across four states. As a significant player in the fast-food industry, DRM Arby's reported revenues of $266.6 million. The company is known for its substantial market presence in the regions it operates and employs a large number of staff, making it a critical node in the Arby's franchise network.

Attack Overview

The Cactus ransomware group has recently claimed responsibility for a cyber attack on DRM Arby's, a prominent franchisee in the hospitality sector. This attack has put sensitive data at risk, including financial records and personal information of employees and executives.

The breach involved unauthorized access to a variety of sensitive documents, including accounting and payroll information, HR records, contracts, and personal folders of employees and executive managers. This extensive data breach underscores the sophisticated nature of the attack and the high level of access gained by the attackers.


The attack on DRM Arby's not only jeopardizes the privacy and security of its employees but also poses significant reputational risks. The exposure of sensitive corporate information could potentially lead to financial losses and erode trust among customers and stakeholders.


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