Exposed Data From Mastercard Loyalty Scheme Breach Now Online

It has been reported that a database containing sensitive information of about 90,000 German Mastercard “Priceless Specials” loyalty program members shared online following a breach discovered on August 20 was added to data breach site Have I Been Pwned on September 1. MasterCard has notified German and Belgium regulators of a data breach affecting customers of its ‘Priceless Specials’ loyalty programme after discovering it on the 19 August. The Belgian Data Protection Authority stated that customer data from the loyalty programme had appeared on the internet for “a certain period of time”.


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Felix Rosbach, Product Manager,  comforte AG
September 04, 2019
Even if Mastercard isn’t directly responsible as there seem to be third parties involved, the reputational damage is high.
Credit card data is some of the most sensitive data of all. If unprotected, fraud is easy to commit with stolen card account information. Therefore these kinds of breaches create a lot of stress on both the issuers’ side and on consumers. Even if Mastercard isn’t directly responsible as there seem to be third parties involved, the reputational damage is high. In addition to the direct costs of ....
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