Apple Pay rival hacked, emails stolen

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CurrentC pilot users’ emails accessed.

Hackers have stolen email addresses from pilot users of the mobile payment platform CurrentC, just as the merchansts supporting the application begun to take clear steps to shut out the rival Apple Pay.

Apple Pay rival hacked

The alliance of retailers behind CurrentC, the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), revealed the system had been accessed by unauthorised third parties who “obtained the e-mail addresses of some of our CurrentC pilot program participants and individuals who had expressed interest in the app.”