Blippy Tally: 8 Users’ Credit Card Data Breached

The tally of exposed credit card accounts is up to 8 for Blippy, the new Twitter-like social site that has been coping with a public relations crisis and a privacy breach that caused a wave of users to ask for their accounts to be deleted over the weekend. Blippy said it could not confirm that all eight accounts were exposed in search results, but it reached out to the 8 individuals to “assist them in resolving any issue that may arise,” according to today’s update from Ashvin Kumar, Blippy co-founder and CEO.

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Blippy: ‘Subset’ of Users’ Credit Card Info May Still Be Exposed

Blippy’s nightmare scenario of having its users’ credit or debit card numbers exposed – in a limited number of Google searches so far – is not over, a co-founder said today, after yesterday’s reported inadvertent search-engine breach of four accounts. A fifth user’s information was discovered in search results today, apparently from the January-February time period. And now Blippy is saying that a “very small subset” of users have the potential of having their information come up in searches.

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Twitter-Like Blippy has New Per-Item Credit Privacy Option

Blippy, the Twitter-like social media site that went live in January and displays users’ credit card transactions, has revamped the look of its site and added a new privacy option. Users now can “manually review each purchase before it appears” on the site, Blippy’s administrators announced through their Twitter account. And they can prevent the specific purchase information from being posted.

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More Global-Minded Facebook to Offer PayPal for Ads, 'Credits'

Facebook will offer PayPal for buying ads and virtual goods, part of a strategy to make it easier for some international companies to pay on the top social media site. PayPal will also be an option for Facebook Credits, which is being tested in some games and applications. Facebook Credits gives users a convenient way to buy virtual goods from the Facebook Gift Shop.

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Colbert Takes Swipe at Credit Card 'Twitter' – Blippy

On Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, biting satirist and comedian Stephen Colbert took a big swipe at Blippy, the new social networking site that posts users’ credit card purchases. “A revolutionary new site lets you register your credit card online,” Colbert said during his “The Word” segment, “.. and the posts, or blips…bleeps…make for riveting reading.”

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Report: 'Credit Card Twitter' Ripe for Phishing Attacks

Blippy, the ‘Twitter’ for credit card purchases that went live this month, could be targeted by cyber criminals that could use the personal information posted on the social media site to create effective phishing emails, according to a prominent cyber security firm. The site has privacy safeguards in place, but there is enough revealed in the postings to help cyber fraudsters construct phishing schemes aimed at Blippy users, according to Cyveillance, a provider of online security solutions to protect organizations from cyber attacks, including phishing and malware.

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Blippy: Twitter for Credit Card Users Goes Public

Blippy, the Twitter-like social media site that displays how much you’ve spent and what you’ve purchased with your credit or debit card is now live to the general public. Blippy has been tried by about 5,000 people in invite-only beta testing, but this week Blippy started scrolling live its users’ purchases. When you sign up, you can attach a credit or debit card to the service and let your followers know the song you picked up on iTunes or movie on Netflix — well, you get the idea.

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