Hackers have been using the Starbucks app to steal money from latte drinkers

May 14, 2015 6:57 PM

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Any time you link an app to your bank account or credit card, you better use a good password. That seems to be the takeaway from a recent spate of thefts suffered by people using the Starbucks app, which lets you pay for coffee using your smartphone.

As reported by journalist Bob Sullivan and CNN, victims noticed that their accounts had illicitly been used to buy Starbucks gift cards worth hundreds of dollars, which can then be sold on the black market.

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