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Gift card and rewards bounty

Are Your Gift Cards or Reward placements at risk? Ask C&A Brazil

Gift cards and rewards are becoming an easy-to-access bounty for cybercriminals who don’t want to risk their paycheck by triggering hawkishly-monitored credit card transactions, just as it happened to C&A Brazil this week… Many companies don’t think of their gift card or reward features as the first place to protect from fraud, and black-hat hackers count on this to steal loyalty and reward points to cash in for anything like vacations, products, and other services. Although it’s significantly less reported

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secured data in server

Hacks, Cyberattacks, and Data Breaches, Oh My

2018 is not over and yet the number of data breaches is already off the charts – 2,300 data breaches have been disclosed this year, exposing over 2.6 billion records. Just last week was it reported that Shanghai police are investigating one of the largest data leaks on the mainland that may have affected around 130 million customers of Huazhu Hotels Group. Huazhu reported the data breach on August 28th after finding a post on a dark web forum about

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User enjoying a 3ds2 purchase experience

EMV 3DS (or 3DS2): The Old, The New and The Better

What the new protocol (aka 3DS 2.0) brings to the industry and the merchant nightmares it’s getting rid of. False declines, frustrated users unable to locate their four-digit code, and other growing pains that shall not be named – it’s only Monday, after all – were stemming from the old payment protocol, 3DS. Since, both merchants and issuers have been eager for a new solution that they can rely on. We are excited to announce that the new protocol, EMV®

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Kid Impacted by Synthetic identity fraud

The impact of identity theft – It’s not just about the money

Silent, stealthy, and devastating; yes, we are talking about identity theft. By Lisa Baergen, Director of Marketing at NuData Security The Center for Identity at the University of Texas, has observed 5,398 cases of identity theft, fraud and abuse in the U.S. since the year 2000. The majority of those cases occurred in the states of California, New York, Florida, and Texas according to the University’s ITAP report 2018. And, unlike what most would think, losing money is not what

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