CurrentC hacked, personal data stolen

Sarah Perez writing for TechCrunch:

Within the last 36 hours, MCX says it learned that unauthorized third parties obtained the email addresses of some of its CurrentC pilot program participants and other individuals who had expressed interest in the app.


At this time, it appears that only the emails of these early mobile app testers have been stolen, which is not as significant a data breach as having payment data or other personal information taken, like home addresses or phone numbers, has been the case with other large-scale data breaches, like the one which took place over the last holiday season at Target.

They don’t know yet how the hackers got the data, but it appears that it was more than a phishing scheme, because the data for dummy accounts was also gathered.

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I have a feeling this project will soon be forgotten.