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Hackers Steal Credit Card Data at Major Seafood Restaurant Chain

Individuals who have wined and dined at theme restaurants such as the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and the Rainforest Cafe at least once since 2016 may want to review their credit and debit card statements. According to a notice posted by restaurant giant Landry’s shortly after New Year’s Day, hackers were able to inject malware …

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Chinese Hackers Were Successfully Able to Bypass 2FA

On December 19, the cyber security firm Fox-IT, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, reported that they discovered a previously-unknown infiltration of managed service provider and government computer systems in at least 10 countries, including the United States, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. These systems covered a wide range …

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Plenty of Cheer During the 2019 U.S. Holiday Shopping Season

The numbers are in for the 2019 holiday shopping season, the final one of the decade, and retailers were pleased to learn that overall sales increased by nearly 3.5% compared to last year. Starting on Black Friday and culminating with last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve, retailers were definitely in the black this season, and this …

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Google Comes Under Scrutiny for Acquisition of Cloud Data Science Firm

Just one week before Christmas, the Competition and Markets Authority of the United Kingdom made an announcement that may have played a part on shares of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, losing nearly 3% on the Nasdaq. Usually, announcements related to information security issues tend to have an immediate effect on company stock, but …

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How the New Colorado Digital Driver’s License Works

The United States is one of about a dozen countries without a mandatory national identification document; for this reason, driver’s licenses, state ID cards, passports, and even social security numbers have served as alternatives to a federal identification system that both conservatives and liberals cannot seem to agree on. Starting in October 2020, the Real …

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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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PayPal’s Xoom Launches Domestic Money Transfers with Walmart

PayPal’s international money transfer service Xoom has this week made the announcement that, for the first time, their customers will be able to make money transfers to recipients in the United States. These P2P mobile payments will occur in a matter of minutes thanks to strategic alliances set up with Walmart and money transfer company …

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