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LOCK: LifeLock Pulls Wallet App, Deletes User Data Over Security Scare

There is no indication user data was compromised


Shares of identity security provider LifeLock (LOCK) plunged more than 15% in Monday trading after it pulled its LifeLock Wallet app from various mobile app stores.

Lifelock NYSE:LOCKIn a Friday post on LifeLock’s corporate blog, LOCK Chairman and CEO Todd Davis said that the company had withdrawn the app after leaning that “certain aspects of the mobile app may not be fully compliant with payment card industry (PCI) security standards.”

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The LifeLock Wallet app had been available from Apple’s (AAPL) App Store, as well as Google (GOOG) Play and Amazon (AMZN) Apps. LOCK has pulled the app from all of those venues. LOCK is developing a new version of the LifeLock Wallet with the “highest level of PCI compliance” and will launch that in the near future. Davis apologized for the “inconvenience.”

Davis noted that when current users open their LifeLock Wallet apps, all personal data in the app and on LifeLock’s mobile servers will be erased. According to Davis, LOCK has “no reason to believe the data has been compromised,” but was taking the action because “we believe this is the right thing to do.”

LifeLock stock closed at $12.98 per share on Friday.

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