Cyber Attack on McDonald’s app leaks info of 2.2 million users


Critical info of more than 2.2 million McDonald’s Indian users was leaked by hackers to the dark web. The info includes phone numbers, addresses, names, email IDs, home address related landmarks and social profile links.

McDonald’s runs a mobile app called McDelivery which is used by its respective users to make some lip-smacking bookings.

Cyber Security firm Fallible was the company which announced this news to the media and said that the leak could prove disastrous if cyber crooks use the data to access financial details of users, including their credit card info and e-wallet details.

Fallible stated that due to some security flaws in the app, hackers from a notorious country gained access to the application’s database and siphoned off with valuable info. And despite repeated reminders made by Fallible on February 7th, 2017, the management of McDonald has failed to upgrade the security features of the app.

As per our sources, Westlife Development helps the US burger chain do digital business in the south and west India. The company has refuted the media reports that critical info of users was leaked to hackers. It added that McDelivery doesn’t store sensitive financial data like credit card details, wallet passwords, or bank account info.

But as a precautionary measure, Westlife has asked all McDonald users to update the app on their devices with the latest version of the application. The company has also asked users not to respond or provide any kind of personal info to fraudulent callers or emailers who pose as the customer service agents of the company.

NOTE- McDonald has a database of over 3.8 million users. The food chain is a big hit in all Metro cities of India and is a big sponsor of sports programs and offers donations to visible charities.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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