Walmart and Target's Bush League Apple Pay Rival Already HackedKate Knibbs10/29/14 11:46amFiled to: WalmartApple PayHackers21011EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWell, that didn't take long. CurrentC, the horrible payment system developed by a consortium of retailers including Walmart, Target, and CVS, has already been hacked. And it's not even being implemented yet! AdvertisementThe retailer consortium (known together as MCX) sent out an email to people who have signed up for the program alerting them that a third party had already accessed their email addresses. CurrentC will be a rival to Apple Pay and NFC-based payment systems like Google Wallet. This competition is likely one of the reasons why these big name retailers have decided not to support Apple Pay. Unfortunately, in addition to apparently having some security issues, CurrentC is also bizarrely difficult to use (steps involve scanning QR codes and showing your phone to the person at the register).