Apple Pay competitor CurrentC says customer email addresses were hacked

One of Apple‘s competitors in the mobile payment space sent out an email Wednesday telling users it has been breached, CNBC confirmed.

CurrentC, which is a mobile payment system backed the Mercantile Exchange, sent out an email to its pilot users stating that an unauthorized third party had obtained email addresses of some of its users, the MCX confirmed.

While CurrentC has not yet fully launched commercially, it has been in the spotlight recently because some of the retailers who are aligned with MCX, including CVS and Rite Aid, have disabled the technology in their stores that enables CurrentC’s rival Apple Pay.

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