Credit card numbers can be stolen if you have an undetectable tool. Andrew Liszewski found a way that makes Apple Card’s numberless card look very secure:
Instead of developing an intricate electronic card skimmer, or pulling off an elaborate online scam, a cashier in Japan used the most undetectable tool imaginable to steal the credit card info of over 1,300 customers: his immaculate and instant photographic memory.
That would do it. I have trouble remembering my zip code.
In the time it took to cash out a customer, [Yusuke] Taniguchi was able to memorize their name, credit card number, expiration date, and security code for later nefarious use.