A little bit of press this week in prep for Money2020 and bingo.. The Hackers turn up!
MCX, which describes itself as “the only merchant-owned mobile commerce network built to streamline the customer shopping experience,” told users that a third party had gained access to customer email addresses and that it had learned of the breach in the last 36 hours. The Needham, Mass.-based company is currently beta testing its main product, CurrentC, an app that will allow users to pay at physical retail stores with their phones. “Within the last 36 hours, we learned that unauthorized third parties obtained the e-mail addresses of some of our CurrentC pilot program participants and individuals who had expressed interest in the app,” said MCX spokesperson Linda Walsh in a statement. “Many of these email addresses are dummy accounts used for testing purposes only.” MCX also noted that the CurrentC app was not affected and that those users whose emails had been stolen were notified individually.