McDonald's India delivery app 'leaks user data'


McDonald's India delivery app 'leaks user data'


McDonald's delivery app in India leaked personal information about 2.2 million users, a security firm has found.

A poorly configured server gave anyone access to the names, emails, home addresses and phone numbers of users, said Fallible.

Sending a simple request to the server produced lots of information about users, it said.

McDonald's India said it had fixed the app and urged users to install the updated version.

The McDelivery app is operated by Westlife Development which oversees McDonald's restaurants in south and west India.


Security firm Fallible said that the lack of strong data protection laws in India and the absence of any meaningful penalty for leaking data meant many companies did little to protect user data.

It claimed to have uncovered "more than 50" instances of data leaks at Indian firms.

"We are pleasantly surprised when we find Indian companies without a personal or payment data leak vulnerability," it said.



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