McDonald’s India asks users to update app after data leak report


McDonald’s India operation asked users to update their McDelivery app as a ‘precautionary measure’ after a security firm said it had found that it was leaking personal data of over 2.2 million users.

The Indian operation of the food chain, which is owned and managed by franchisees, said in posts on Facebook and Twitter over the weekend that its website and app do not store any sensitive financial data of users.

The operation did not admit or deny that there had been a breach, but urged users to update the online ordering app as a precautionary measure. “The website and app has always been safe to use, and we update security measure on regular basis,” according to the post.

Security firm Fallible claimed in a post Friday that the app is leaking personal data for more than 2.2 million of its users, which include their name, email address, phone number, home address and coordinates and social profile links.

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