Following VentureBeat’s report that a “internet user figured out a way to search for Blippy members’ credit card numbers on Google. A fairly obvious search for “from card” this morning returned 127 results that included full credit card numbers. VentureBeat reporters deduced that all are Citibank-issued MasterCard numbers, though CNET News reported that the cards in question were issued by Fifth Third, a Midwestern bank. We’re reluctant to publish further details yet. We’ve contacted Citibank, Blippy CEO Ashvin Kumar and cofounder Philip Kaplan, and some of the people whose card numbers turned up,” writes. Blippy issued a statement on their blog, which states that it’s “a lot less bad than it looks.” Here’s the email:
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