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7 Ways to Wreck a Cybercrook’s Holidays

’Tis the season for giving and who better to give a giant headache to than the digital scammers working overtime to wreck our holidays? Can we spot and unravel every scam out there? Probably not. But, by taking a few minutes to get equipped to click, we can dodge common traps laid by cybercrooks and wreck their holidays before they get a chance to wreck ours
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:1515 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety cybercrime identity theft malware computer sec

Hack-ception: Benign Hacker Rescues 26M Stolen Credit Card Records

There’s something ironic about cybercriminals getting “hacked back.” BriansClub, one of the largest underground stores for buying stolen credit card data, has itself been hacked. According to researcher Brian Krebs, the data stolen from BriansClub encompasses more than 26 million credit and debit card records taken from hacked online and br
Publish At:2019-10-17 23:20 | Read:982 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices credit card fraud cybersecurity data

15 Easy, Effective Ways to Start Winning Back Your Online Privacy

Someone recently asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year, and I had to think about it for a few minutes. I certainly don’t need any more stuff. However, if I could name one gift that would make me absolutely giddy, it would be getting a chunk of my privacy back. Like most people, the internet knows way too much about me — my age, address, phone
Publish At:2019-10-12 11:20 | Read:1490 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety ad blockers children's privacy cloud security

How To Practise Good Social Media Hygiene

Fact – your social media posts may affect your career, or worse case, your identity! New research from the world’s largest dedicated cybersecurity firm, McAfee, has revealed that two thirds (67%) of Aussies are embarrassed by the content that appears on their social media profiles. Yikes! And just to make the picture even more complicated, 34% of Aussies adm
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:1068 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Identity Protection credit card fraud cybercrime da

Are Cash Transfer Apps Safe to Use? Here’s What Your Family Needs to Know

I can’t recall the last time I gave my teenage daughter cash for anything. If she needs money for gas, I Venmo it. A Taco Bell study break with the roommates? No problem. With one click, I transfer money from my Venmo account to hers. She uses a Venmo credit card to make her purchase. To this mom, cash apps may be the best thing to happen to parenting
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:1823 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety app security Apple Pay Cash App cash apps cash

Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards, One Year On

The U.S. was not an early adopter of chip-and-PIN credit cards, lagging behind major European countries and others. But more than a year after the official mandatory shift to this technology, the transition has reshaped most credit card transactions. As a result, the rate of credit card fraud is down sharply. Catching Up With Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards The co
Publish At:2016-12-30 00:35 | Read:4664 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Retail Credit Card Credit Card Fraud EMV Fr

Threat Recap: Week of March 14th

A lot happens in the security world and many stories get lost in the mix. In an effort to keep our readers informed and updated, we present the Webroot Threat Recap, highlighting 5 major security news stories of the week. Credit Card Fraud Now Quicker Than Ever There are thousands of cases of credit card fraud that occur every year, usually through a merchan
Publish At:2016-03-18 20:00 | Read:3989 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat Research Bank breach Breach Credit Card Fraud DDOS ma

Payment systems at Hyatt Hotels have been compromised

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced it recently discovered malware used to steal credit card data on its payment processing systems. The Hyatt Hotels Corporation is the last victim of cyber criminals using PoS malware. The company announced Wednesday that a malware has infected its payment systems. According to the official ann
Publish At:2015-12-25 20:45 | Read:4475 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Malware Breaking News Data Breach Cybercrime dat

Online Fraud Hits New High in 2015 — and It’s Going for Broke

Worried about online fraud? Retailers and consumers both share this concern — and for good reason: According to CSO Online, reporting on a new ThreatMetrix study of Q4 2014 and Q1 2015, fraudulent login attempts reached 25 million per month. What’s more, the security firm says these only include “definitely illegitimate” transactions and wa
Publish At:2015-10-30 09:25 | Read:3392 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Credit Card Fraud EMV Fraud online fraud Pa

Travel Security: Protecting Your Personal and Corporate Wallets While Traveling

You’re traveling, on the road again for the company. You’ve listened to the travel security briefs and — unless you are on a trek to the Arctic with all your supplies in hand — you will be engaging in commerce for goods and services. Theses interactions require cash, credit or barter to complete. It is at this time during travel that individuals
Publish At:2015-08-28 19:30 | Read:3793 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Credit Card Fraud Security Intelligence Tra

Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards: Five Best Practices for Secure, Compliant Infrastructure

In October, credit card companies are rolling out a liability shift that moves the onus for fraudulent transactions away from the big three — EuroPay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) — and places it squarely on the shoulders of financial institutions and merchants that don’t meet new EMV chip-and-PIN standards. Best Practices for Card Security Companies need
Publish At:2015-08-26 14:45 | Read:4451 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Credit Card Fraud EMV Payment Card Industry

Hacker Who Stole Money From Bill Gates Arrested in Philippines

What if you get into the bank account of the World’s most richest person? Maybe it could be difficult for you as well as I. But not for this guy…...Konstantin Simeonov Kavrakov, a Bulgarian hacker, who hacked into the ATM and stole thousands of dollars from the bank account of Microsoft mogul Bill Gates with fake ATM cards arrested in Philippin
Publish At:2015-04-13 19:00 | Read:5548 | Comments:0 | Tags:ATM hacking Bill Gates hacked Bulgarian hacker Credit Card C

Chip Card Security: Past, Present and Potential Future

Chip card technology, also known as chip-and-PIN, chip-and-sign or EMV technology, is quickly becoming the global payment standard. According to Payments Leader, 40 percent of cards issued worldwide and 70 percent of point-of-sale (POS) terminals use EMV. However, American banks and merchants are just starting to make the switch, with an October 2015 deadlin
Publish At:2015-04-11 01:30 | Read:4312 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Identity & Access Banking Banki

Beware of Skimming Devices Installed on the ATM Vestibule Doors

Despite anti-skimmer ATM Lobby access control system available in the market, we have seen a number of incidents in recent years where criminals used card skimmers at ATM doors.Few years back, cyber criminals started using card skimmers on the door of the ATM vestibule, where customers have to slide their credit or debit cards to gain access to the ATM.The
Publish At:2015-03-19 10:05 | Read:3638 | Comments:0 | Tags:atm skimmer device ATM skimming atm skimming device Credit C

Visa Wants To Track Your Smartphone to Prevent Credit Card Fraud

If you are a traveler and loves to travel then you must be annoyed of those calls you sometimes get from your bank when buying things far from home, and the most annoyed part is when the company won't approve the transaction as it fears your card was stolen. VISA MOBILE LOCATION CONFIRMATION APPThe payment processing and credit card giant Visa has came for
Publish At:2015-02-20 06:26 | Read:2510 | Comments:0 | Tags:Credit Card Fraud credit card hacking GPS location tracking

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