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Earlier this morning Venturebeat editor Owen Thomas noticed that some credit card numbers from purchase sharing service Blippy were shared on Google. You can see Owen’s tweet to Blippy staff asking about the issue and here’s the Google search results.
I went through all 16 pages of results on Google and it looks like there are only a few credit card numbers that are repeated many times. From what I can tell, the overall actual credit card numbers shared are less than 10 although this is just from one search query – no idea if other queries would provide more numbers.
I have emailed the Blippy team for more info and will update this post when I hear back.
In other Blippy news, they just announced a new round of funding yesterday – Techcrunch notes a valuation just near $50 million.
Update: Owen has just posted regarding this issue on Venturebeat.
Update 2: If you change the timeframe on the Google search results, it looks like this data is at least two weeks old. The numbers only appear in the “all time” results.
Update 3: VentureBeat spoke with Blippy founder Pud – read the full email here – it appears as I noted above, it was only for 4 credit cards during their very early days. I’m not sure how that changes how Blippy users will feel about any cc numbers being publicly shared.
Here’s a sample from Google – I crossed out the actual credit card numbers.