Starbucks App Exploited by Fraudsters


What Happened?

A string of hacking incidents has put Starbucks mobile customers on high alert. Hackers have been locking users out of their mobile accounts before proceeding to fraudulently use any preloaded gift cards or saved credit card information for their personal gain.

These incidents are especially concerning for customers who use the “auto-refill” feature. When enabled, this feature allows hackers to continuously siphon money from a user’s bank account. Some customers using “auto-refill” have reported having their bank accounts drained of hundreds of dollars in a matter of minutes. Continue reading