Australian Information Security Incident Reported: October 29 2019

Australian App Privacy Breach 2019: 7-Eleven fuel app data breach exposes users’ personal details

App users were able to see other customers’ data, including names, dates of birth and mobile numbers.

Source: 7-Eleven fuel app data breach exposes users’ personal details | The Guardian | The Guardian
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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.

A spokesperson for 7-Eleven declined to answer any questions about the data breach, stating the matter was under investigation.

“The 7-Eleven Fuel App experienced a technical issue. 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,” the spokesperson said.