MoviePass is Somehow Still Screwing Up, Exposes Thousands of Customer Card Numbers

/Film | 8/22/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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MoviePass‘s meteoric rise and rapid downfall is already the stuff of Hollywood cautionary tales, but somehow, the movie ticketing service keeps falling harder. It seems like the only time that MoviePass makes headlines lately is when its latest scandal surfaces, and this newest one is a doozy. According to a new report, MoviePass has exposed tens of thousands of customer card numbers and personal credit cards through an unprotected critical server. We all know the biggest issue here: MoviePass still has thousands of customers?

TechCrunch reported that an exposed database has inadvertently exposed thousands of MoviePass card numbers. The exposed database, which is one of the company’s many subdomains, contains 161 million records that continues to grow. While much of the database consists of normal “computer-generated logging messages used to ensure the running of the service,” but 58,000 records of these records include sensitive user information such as MoviePass customer cards. TechCrunch reported:

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These MoviePass customer cards are like normal debit cards: they’re issued by Mastercard and store a cash balance, which users who sign up to the subscription service can use to pay to watch a catalog of movies. For a monthly subscription fee, MoviePass uses the debit card to load the full cost of the movie, which the customer then uses to pay for the movie at the cinema.

We reviewed a sample of 1,000 records and...
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