The popular petrol-buying app run by 7-Eleven has suffered a data breach that allowed customers to view the names, email addresses, mobile numbers and dates of birth of other users. The 7-Eleven fuel app, which the company said this week has been downloaded two million times, was taken offline for a matter of hours on Thursday after a customer alerted the company to the fact that he was able to access the personal information of several other customers via the app.
The app allows users to pay in advance for fuel and lock in lower petrol prices for when they need to fill up.
The customer, who asked not to be named, said he discovered the fault on Thursday when he opened the app and found someone else’s information, including the amount of money in their account, their name, email address, phone number, and date of birth. He logged back out and in several times, and other people’s information appeared in the account when he logged back in.
Source: The Guardian
Please avoid using proprietary apps and don’t upload your personal information anywhere. This is wrong. You should be able to pay anonymously for your needs.
Companies like 7-Eleven (and others) don’t care about your personal information and your security/privacy. The best way to protect yourself is to keep your personal information to yourself, not in the hands of others.