Why hackers want your Starbucks account

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Your Starbucks account is like catnip for hackers. In the past few days, the longstanding problem has become a story again, after a blog post by American journalist Bob Sullivan, was widely picked up. He writes: Criminals are using Starbucks accounts to access consumers’ linked credit cards. Taking advantage of the Starbucks auto-reload function, they can steal hundreds of dollars in a matter of minutes. Because the crime is so simple, can escalate quickly, and the consumer protections controlling the transaction are unclear, I recommend all Starbucks consumers immediately disable auto-reload on the Starbucks mobile payments and gift cards. The…

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