McDonald’s email blunder broadcasts database creds to comedy competition winners

Gareth Corfield reports:

McDonald’s customers who won a prize draw competition got more than they hoped for after the burger chain emailed them login credentials for development and production databases used to power the campaign.

The first person to report the blunder to McDonald’s, startup founder Connor Greig, told The Register: “It’s a bit weird,” adding that code strings containing the credentials looked as if they had “been formatted into the email by accident.”

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