Chinese students jailed for exploiting KFC app glitch to get unlimited free chicken

<p>A 23-year-old student accidentally found the glitch in the app and swindled thousands of worth of food</p> (Getty Images for KFC)

A 23-year-old student accidentally found the glitch in the app and swindled thousands of worth of food

(Getty Images for KFC)

Five Chinese students ended up in jail after one of them exploited a glitch in KFC’s online ordering systems to get an unlimited supply of free chicken and then resell them to friends.

A 23-year-old university student, identified as Xu, swindled KFC out of £6,500 worth of free food in just six months after he first discovered the loophole in its mobile application in 2018.

He then shared the secret with four of his friends and five of them together carried out fraud of worth £15,500 of chicken before they were busted by police, Thepaper.cn reported.

Xu was jailed for two and a half years and fined £700 while his friends were jailed for period between 13 months and two years.

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