7-Eleven app “technical issue” exposes personal data to other users
7-Eleven has suffered a severe data breach allowing customers to see other users names, mobile numbers, birth dates and email addresses.
The US convenience store giant’s petrol-buying app, which allows users to pay for fuel in advance so they can capitalise on when petrol prices are low, was taken down yesterday after a user alerted the company to the issue.
According to The Guardian, a customer opened the app yesterday to find someone else’s information, including the amount of money in their account and their personal details.
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It is understood the app has been downloaded 2 million times.
Every time this customer logged out and back in, other people’s information would appear.
After alerting 7-Eleven to the issue, the app was taken down for “maintenance” and brought back online at 5.30pm.
“The 7-Eleven Fuel App experienced a technical issue,” a spokesperson said.
“The issue has been resolved, and the 7-Eleven Fuel App is now online for all customers. We are continuing to investigate and have informed the relevant authorities”.