Walgreens app 'error' lets customers view other peoples' prescriptions, names ...

Walgreens 'error' lets customers view other peoples' prescriptions, names and shipping addresses in the app Walgreens says a bug in its official mobile app may have exposed sensitive data  The error leaked information in the app, allowing other users to view it The data included names, prescription details, store numbers and addresses The issues occurred January 9th, but Walgreens fixed in on January 15 

By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:47 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 19:47 GMT, 3 March 2020

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Millions of consumers have downloaded the Walgreens mobile app and found some are victims of an online leak. 

The American company released a statement that details such as names, prescriptions, store numbers and addresses were exposed for other users to see.

The firm did not classify how many of the app’s users were impacted by the 'error', but did note that ‘sensitive drugs prescription details were only exposed for a small percentage of the total users who were affected.’

The flaw was discovered on January 9th, but was rectified by January 15th – however, customer’s personals details were exposed for nearly a week.

Walgreens, the second largest American pharmacy, sent a breach notification letter to customers acknowledging the leak, which the firm said it fixed on the day it learned of the error.

Walgreens released a statement that details such as names, prescriptions, store numbers and addresses were exposed for other users to see. The firm did not classify how many of the app’s users were impacted by the 'error',

Walgreens released a statement that details such as names, prescriptions, store numbers and addresses were exposed for other users to see. The firm did not classify how many of the app’s users were impacted by the 'error',

‘On January 15, 2020, Walgreens discovered an error within the Walgreens mobile app personal secure messaging feature,’ the letter states.

‘Our investigation determined that an internal application error allowed certain personal messages from Walgreens that are stored in a database to be viewable by other customers using the Walgreens mobile app.‘

‘Once we learned of the incident, Walgreens promptly took steps to temporarily

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