Attackers using Apple Pay and stolen credit card information bought goods in Apple stores

    Attackers used credit card information stolen as a result of attacks on US retail stores to make purchases in stores using Apple Pay, Kommersant reports citing The Wall Street Journal . Eight out of every ten purchases are made in Apple branded stores - products of this brand can be resold more expensive than others who have joined Apple Pay.


    In April 2014, unknown attackers introduced malicious code into the computer systems of Home Depot, which owns one of the world's largest chains of building materials and tools stores. The attack became known by September - by that time, hackers had received data from 56 million bank cards of store customers.

    These data, as well as customer data from other major US retail stores obtained as a result of hacker attacks, were used by attackers to shop in stores. The very Apple Pay has not been compromised: the binding of cards meet the banks, which must ensure the safety of their customers.

    Apple Pay allows you to attach a bank card to the application and pay for goods with smartphones iPhone 6 and 6+ in terminals with NFC technology. In October 2014, Tim Cook said that 72 million cards were registered in the system within 72 hours of launch . In January 2015, two-thirds of Visa, Mastercard, and American Express contactless payments passed through this system.

    Some analysts note that 6% of all transactionscommitted using Apple Pay are fraudulent. This indicator for ordinary plastic cards is 0.1%.

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