Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Starbucks Customers In The US Deprived Through Hacked Accounts

Several mobile customers of coffee chain Starbucks in the United States become the target of criminals.These are consumers who have their Starbucks account linked to their credit so the account is upgraded automatically. Once the attackers access to the account managed to get, they could steal hundreds of dollars within a few minutes, reports journalist Bob Sullivan .

How big the damage and the number of affected victims exactly, is unknown. Sullivan spoke with several victims. Also on Reddit doing different duped clients their story, how the user name, email address and password for their account were changed and then any amount of the associated credit card or PayPal account was debited. A spokesman for Starbucks represent to Geek Wire that the number of incidents is limited and the coffee chain has taken action against fraud.

Additionally advises Starbucks to users to ensure that their information is protected, for example by using strong passwords.How the accounts are hijacked exactly is unknown, but it seems that weak passwords are possible causes. Consumers also get Sullivan advised to automatically upgrade their Starbucks account disable using their credit card or PayPal account.

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