ROME – A Chinese hacker group, called Codoso Group, attacked the company’s servers LoopPay , specializing in payments via smartphone and acquired by Samsung for the “Samsung Pay”.
The news, initially released by the New York Times , was confirmed by the Korean, who reassured that no information relating to user fees has been put at risk.
The attack would not have happened recently but in March, while LoopPay it was aware in August.Retrieved from Samsung in February for $ 250 million, LoopPay with its technology is the basis of ‘Samsung Pay’, the system perform transactions from your smartphone without using the credit card.
The service, launched initially in South Korea since the end of September is also available in the US, where it aims to compete with ‘apple pay’. The attack, Samsung said in a statement, “he has targeted the network corporate LoopPay, a physically separate network from Samsung Pay.
The incident – emphasizes the company – has been resolved and had nothing to do with Samsung Pay “.
The hackers responsible, the Codoso Group, are a team already known for his attacks on different organizations, also financial and defense.
The group, writes the NYT, it would be affiliated with the Chinese government and would have as its objective the sale of the stolen data about users, but the ability to monitor the activities of individuals deemed important, as top managers or dissidents.