External Logins Blocked for Seven & i Apps after 7pay Hack

Economy

Tokyo, July 12 (Jiji Press)--Seven & i Holdings Co. <3382> has started to temporarily block logins on smartphone apps run by the major Japanese retail group using IDs for five third-party platforms including Facebook, following a security breach of the 7pay smartphone payment service of convenience store unit Seven-Eleven Japan Co.

The move, announced on Thursday, affects six major apps, including the Seven-Eleven Japan app needed to use the 7pay service and that of supermarket operator Ito-Yokado Co.

The external platforms other than Facebook are Twitter, Google, Yahoo! Japan and Line. It is not known how many people use the third-party platforms to log into the Seven & i group apps.

Logins using IDs for the group's 7iD membership services remain possible.

The 7pay service allows customers to pay for their purchases at Seven-Eleven Japan stores using their smartphones.

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