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NYS A.G. Underwood Announces Settlements With Five Companies Whose Mobile Apps Failed To Secure User Information Transmitted Over The Internet

Mobile Apps Operated by Western Union, Priceline, Equifax, Spark Networks, and Credit Sesame Suffered from Well-Known Security Vulnerability

Program to Protect App Users’ InformationPart of AG Initiative to Uncover Critical Security Vulnerabilities Before User Info is Stolen

NEW YORK – Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today announced settlements with five companies – Western Union Financial Services, Inc. (“Western Union”), Priceline.com, LLC (“Priceline”), Equifax Consumer Services, LLC (“Equifax”), Spark Networks, Inc. (“Spark Networks”), and Credit Sesame, Inc. (“Credit Sesame”) – for having mobile apps that failed to keep sensitive user information secure when transmitted over the Internet. The companies’ mobile apps suffered from a well-known security vulnerability that could have allowed sensitive information entered by users – such as passwords, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and bank account numbers – to be intercepted by eavesdroppers...(continued)

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