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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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Online Retail Fraud on the Rise

According to the 2019 Fraud Attack Index by e-commerce security company Forter, attempts at defrauding online retailers have, for the second year consecutively, increased with online electronics and food and beverage retailers seeing the biggest hits. After going through merchant and transaction data, Forter determined the rate at which e-commerce fraud attacks occur has increased …

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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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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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Visa and MasterCard Sued by Home Depot over Chip Card Security

Around the world, 80 countries have added EMV chips to their credit cards. These chip cards are more secure than credit cards with only a magnetic strip and have helped to reduce credit card fraud in many places. As a result, these cards are now being introduced in the United States. Many retailers, however, are …

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