Data Breach

More Than a Million T-Mobile Prepaid Customers Impacted by Data Breach

In the United States, prepaid wireless services took a while to catch on; while customer demand was certainly there from the beginning, telecoms were somewhat apprehensive about deviating from the tried-and-true service contract and monthly billing arrangements. Eventually, American providers of wireless services gave into demand, and they marketed this option as being more convenient, …

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Macy’s Website Hacked

This week, major U.S. department store chain Macy’s revealed that they were targeted by a malicious online cyber attack that attempted to steal the payment information of their customers. The macys.com website became infected on October 7 with what they’re only referring to as “unauthorized code” on their “My Wallet” and “Checkout” pages. This allowed …

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UniCredit Unveils Data Breach That Involves 3 Million Users

On Monday, UniCredit revealed to the public that a 2015 file comprised of names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses pertaining to more than 3 million of their customer base was compromised and leaked. This occurred in spite of spending an additional €2.4 billion over the past 3 years on cyber security enhancements to their …

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Hy-Vee Data Breach

In the middle of August 2019, convenience store and supermarket giant Hy-Vee reported a data breach incident involving its point of sale systems. Few details about the breach were initially given; however, it took about a week for cyber security researchers to take a closer look at the situation and provide more information on the …

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Chili’s data breach announced

Chili’s announces on Friday that “some Chili’s restaurants have been impacted by a data incident, which may have resulted in unauthorized access or acquisition of your payment card data,” according to their official website. As to the cause of the breach Chili’s parent company, Brinker released the following statement “We believe that malware was used …

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Importance of Network Security – The OnePlus Credit Card Hack

As a merchant, network security should be a top concern when it comes to credit card processing. The most vulnerable place for credit card data is on the merchant side of the transaction before it’s sent to the payment processor. This is why PCI compliance is important to ensure the security of a merchant’s payment …

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Was I affected by the Equifax data breach? How do I protect myself?

Data Breach after Data Breach The chaos of the Equifax data breach has left nearly every American feeling violated and confused. Hackers stole Social Security Numbers, birthdates, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and credit card numbers. Now they can use this information to rack up charges, open new accounts, steal benefit checks, and more. Secure payment …

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Sonic Drive-In Hit With Major Data Security Breach

Protecting Yourself After the Sonic Drive-In Breach Customers who have recently been to a Sonic Drive-In may want to keep an eye on their debit or credit cards. The company recently reported that there was a breach in their merchant services system that resulted in the theft of debit and credit card information for five …

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The Yahoo Data Breach and Its Dire Consequences

For internet giant Yahoo, the year 2016 cannot be over soon enough. The legendary internet services portal and search engine has been losing significant market share over the years, but two major security issues in 2016 may have compromised its future. Yahoo has been involved in talks with American telecommunications giant Verizon about a possible …

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Verifone CEO Comments on the Future of Payments

Ever since its beginnings in the 1980s, Verifone has been known as a major global provider of point-of-sale (POS) technology and innovative solutions for the merchant payments industry. After three decades of being a dominant market player, Verifone is more than just a provider of credit card terminals; the company is seen as a respected …

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Fraud Costs Cut in Half Since the Introduction of EMV

Great news for the credit card processing industry: Just one year into the shift towards the Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) system in the United States, and counterfeit fraud costs have been slashed by just over 50%. According to a report issued by credit card giant MasterCard in mid-September, counterfeit fraud costs are being sharply …

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Oracle MICROS Hackers Also Hacked 5 Other Companies

American companies that use credit card processing and merchant services are on high alert after a Russian hacking group breached the servers of various POS or point of sale systems. The first victim of the breach was tech giant Oracle, which in mid-2016 acquired MICROS Systems, a major provider of POS solutions for the retail …

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How MICROS Point of Sale Systems Got Hacked

Software giant Oracle Corporation became the victim of a data breach last week when a Russian organized cybercrime group gained access to hundreds of their systems. According to security experts the group gained access through a customer support portal for companies that use the MICROS point-of-sale software from Oracle. The MICROS software payment system is …

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Data Breach at Wendy’s Expands to Over 1000 Locations

Data security issues at Wendy’s have now been super-sized. Following whispers of a data breach in January, Wendy’s finally confirmed payment security issues in May, when spokesmen admitted fewer than 300 stores had been affected by malware. Now, the company admits the real number of compromised restaurants is over 1,000. Thieves installed malware on POS …

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