In Canada, McDonalds is losing out on thousands of dollars because of a notorious hacking act. The unidentified person is hacking into McDonalds app of strangers to rack up thousands of dollars worth food purchase.
The recent victim was Patrick O’Rourke, who is the managing editor of the tech news site MobileSyrup.He said that he didn’t realise till recently that someone has hacked into his Mcdonald’s app and has ordered almost 100 meals between April 12 and April 18
According to the CBC report ,there were mass purchases of Big Macs and McFlurries. O’Rourke doubts whether a single person could have eaten all the food.
He told CBC,”It could be one guy who was able to hack my account and he shared it with a bunch of his friends across Montreal, and they all just went on a food spree,”
There have been other incidences of similar nature across Canada recently, where McDonalds app was hacked and a huge amount of bill was raised through the illegal buying of food. There have been four victims across Canadian provinces, all of them belongs to Quebec. So now Quebec Police is searching for the possible hacker in Quebec.
According to O’Rourke, McDonalds was not much to the help in the matter. He said “To me, it just seems like a little bit negligent… like they don’t really care, McDonald’s should at least be sending out a mass email to everyone that has the account [to say], ‘Hey, you should reset your password.’ ”
In Canada, McDonalds app has been hacked before.