A warning to Starbucks customers to change their passwords. The coffee chain’s app and gift cards that are linked to credit cards are particularly at risk.
Starbucks says hackers get access by entering the correct password and draining the balance by transferring the money to another Starbucks gift card.
When the balance hits zero, it automatically reloads because it’s attached to customers’ credit cards, and then it’s drained again.
The company says its system is still intact, but individual accounts are being accessed.