Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile App: Report

Starbucks' popular mobile app is now a target for hackers.

The app for the popular coffee shop boasts 16 million users, who are able to pay through the app and by just holding up their smartphone.

Starbucks is getting scalded by reports that hackers can access the credit card you have attached to the app if you have the app set to "automatic download." Hackers get the app user's password prior to gaining access to the credit card.

"You automatically reduce your account balance, and from there money gets taken from your credit card," Steve Pao of Barracuda Networks said.

People using the app are encouraged to turn off the "automatic download" function of the app and change your password to help prevent hackers from gaining access to their credit card.

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