Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Companies Seven-Eleven mobile pay hack hits Japan's drive to go cashless Troubled start for 7pay after convenience store chain chased front-runners The hackers that broke into accounts of Seven & i's 7pay mobile payment service are believed to have been aided by the app's lack of two-step authentication.
Nikkei staff writers July 6, 2019 16:48 JST | Japan
Seven & i Holdings' new mobile payment service has been hacked just days after its launch, dealing a blow to a key element of the Japanese convenience store operator's digital strategy.
Japan's second-largest retail group by sales on Monday rolled out 7pay, which lets users make purchases with a smartphone app at Seven-Eleven Japan's roughly 21,000 stores nationwide.
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