Blog Posts Tagged with "Credit Cards"

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Paving the Road to Digital Transformation

August 18, 2016 Added by:Jackson Shaw

Digital transformation has arrived and organizations are embracing the latest innovations to provide customers with anytime, anywhere, any way access.

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Target Data Breach: Millions of In-Store Credit Cards Affected

December 19, 2013 Added by:Ken Westin

Multiple news sources are reporting that the Secret Service is investigating a data breach at Target in relation to millions of credit card and debit card numbers used in their stores.

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Credit Card Fraud Really Isn’t Identity Theft

January 23, 2013 Added by:Robert Siciliano

With the holiday shopping season and after holiday season sales over, it’s time to review our credit card statements and make sure that everything that is on there was something you purchased. With most of us using our card a lot more during this time, there’s more chance of fraud or identity theft...

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Gift Cards, Money Laundering, And Other Shenanigans

December 05, 2012 Added by:Jackie Singh

Well, one thing that makes the use of bank card schemes quite safe is that it’s quite a bit harder to clone the value of a card on to another. It’s certainly doable to clone the card itself and use it multiple times, but it’s going to drain the account as it is used...

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The Barnes and Noble Breach Take Aways

December 05, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

Put video monitoring on all your POS locations. This does not stop such a swap from occurring, but it does at least record such an event if it does occur. This is particularly important in situations where the customer also acts as cashier as with any self checkout situation...

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Convenience vs. Security - Why convenience keeps winning

November 26, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Convenience wins in the consumer mind, easily. Even in the mind of someone who's security-minded convenience may win out over a little added risk. This is especially true if the card issuers are willing to take on the risk at the anticipation of higher revenue or profit...

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Credit Card Processors Targeted In Hacker Attacks

November 15, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

A European hacker broke into a U.S. company’s computer network and stole 1,400 credit card numbers, account holders’ names and addresses, and security codes. The hacker, nicknamed Poxxie, sold the stolen credit card data to other cyber criminals through his own website, CVV2s.in, for $3.50 per credit card...

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How to Handle a Credit Card Breach While Abroad

September 13, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

A 60-day window covers two billing cycles, enough for most account-conscious consumers who keep an eye on their spending. Victims of fraudulent credit card charges only wind up paying the unauthorized charges if they fail to report the credit card fraud within 60 days...

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Banks Should Promote EMV

September 04, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

“EMV transactions require an authentic card validated either online by the issuer using a dynamic cryptogram or offline with the terminal... EMV transactions also create unique transaction data, so that any captured data cannot be used to execute new transactions...”

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How EMV Impacts International Travel

August 25, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you have plans to travel internationally this summer, you may have problems using your U.S. magnetic stripe card abroad, as many other countries, particularly in Europe, have made the EMV card the new standard. The Smartcard Alliance explains...

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Four Defendants Charged in Credit Card Skimming Scheme

August 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Four men were arrested for their roles in an identity theft scheme involving the theft of credit card numbers used to fraudulently purchase fuel at gas stations in order to be sold, distributed, or otherwise used by the defendants in order to obtain criminal proceeds...

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Wanna Buy Some Dumps?

July 07, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

“Dumps” are batches of stolen credit card numbers. This example of a criminal’s sales pitch for stolen dumps came to me through a comment on a blog post I wrote about credit card security. Go figure. If you scan the following message line by line, you’ll see there’s a great deal of thought put into the pitch...

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Call Centers and PCI Compliance

June 28, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

In a call center environment where operators are taking orders over the phone and accepting credit/debit cards for payment, until the card transaction is either approved or declined, we are talking pre-authorization data. Only cardholder data after authorization or decline is covered by the PCI DSS...

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Global Payments Breach May Include Merchant Account Data

June 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The Company's ongoing investigation recently revealed potential unauthorized access to servers containing personal information collected from a subset of merchant applicants. It is unclear whether the intruders looked at or took any personal information... however, the Company will notify potentially-affected individuals..."

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Consumer Banking Security Products and Services

May 10, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

All the conveniences of digital banking have its set of risks which requires upgrades in card technologies and authentication. In response banks have provided numerous methods for protecting your personal information and also making your banking experience more secure...

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Domains Selling Stolen Credit Card Numbers Seized

April 30, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“By seizing the websites the criminal underground uses to blatantly sell stolen personal information, Operation Wreaking hAVoC shows that we are committed to protecting individuals online and preventing criminals from using the Internet to line their pockets..."

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