Old MacDonald had a data leak… EE-I-EE-I- OOPS
Not the golden arches…
What would ruin millions of people's go-to hangover cure on a weekend more than McDonalds systems being down due to a data leak? … Literally nothing.
McDonalds reportedly suffered a huge data leak this weekend with 2.2million users details allegedly affected by data leak reports The International Business Times.
McDonalds McDelivery app has supposedly leaked the 2.2 million users information in India… Obviously not in the UK because we are yet to enjoy the world of McDelivery- preposterous!!
McDonalds are yet to confirm or deny the leak, however security firm Fallible claimed they informed McDonalds of a security flaw back in early February to no avail. Fallible then re-reported the issue on the 18th March.
According to Fallible the information leaked included names, email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses and social profile links of users.
In response to the allegations McDonalds tweeted;
"...our website and app does not store any sensitive financial data of the users like credit card details, wallets passwords or bank account information. The website and app have always been safe to use, and we update security measure on regular basis. As a precautionary measure, we would also urge our users to update the McDelivery app on their devices."
From McDonalds statement, it would seem no financial data of customers has ever, nor was ever, at risk of being accessed by hackers.
McDonalds responded to Fallible confirming they had 'fixed the issue'. However Fallible are still not satisfied and claim the fix is incomplete.
McDonalds are currently refusing to discuss the matter with IB Times.
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Either way, I think the main thing to take away from this story is that there are still some positives to be taken from not having a McDelivery account… yet. Both your waist line and your personal details are thanking you.
From: McDonald's urges users in India to update app as 2.2 million allegedly affected by data leak
McDonald's has urged users to the McDelivery app in India to update it after an independent security firm alleged that personal and sensitive data of around 2.2 million users was being leaked. The fast food giant tweeted a statement on Sunday (18 March) and said, "...our website and app does not store any sensitive financial data of the users like credit card details, wallets passwords or bank account information."