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Holiday Shopping: Linking to Gifts or The Trapdoor for Cybercrime

November 27, 2018 — Santa Claus may not be the only one coming to town this holiday season. As cybercriminals gear up to take advantage of of online shopping systems, here’s what you can do to stay cyber safe. With the holiday season right around the corner, both merchants and consumers need to make sure they’re prepared for a new wave of cyber attacks.   Robert Capps, VP at NuData Security, in his latest article explores how cybercriminals are using

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Canada Post leaked personal data from orders of thousands of cannabis smokers

November 8, 2018 — The leaked information included names or the initials of nominated signatories, postcodes, dates of delivery, OCS reference numbers, Canada Post tracking numbers, and OCS corporate names and business addresses.   Don Duncan, Director at NuData comments on the stolen personal information in The Telegraph. While names and addresses are always useful to cybercriminals, companies can devalue that personally identifiable information by adding a layered security solution that includes passive biometrics and behavioural analytics so that customers

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Cathay Pacific says data of 9.4 million passengers stolen in hack

October 24, 2018 — The information included names, nationalities, passport numbers, date of birth, email, and home addresses of customers.  Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData comments on the stolen personal information in The Telegraph. Payment card information, combined with other user data from other breaches and social media, builds a complete profile. In the hands of fraudsters and criminal organisations, these valuable identity sets are usually sold to other cybercriminals and used for myriad criminal activities. For the complete article,

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Biometric Update: Hackers Beware: Passive Biometrics is Turning the Tables on Cybercrime

October 17, 2018 — Say goodbye to passwords. Passive biometrics and behavioural analytics are changing the way users are verified online.    This Halloween, monsters aren’t the only ones out to get you. Robert Capps, VP at NuData, in his latest article talks about the inadequacy of passwords in authentication and how they no longer create a barrier against fraud due to their weakness. No matter how creative we think they are. However, with the rise of cutting-edge technologies like

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PaymentsSource: Point of sale attacks are a ‘point of no return’

September 19, 2018 — Cybercriminals are getting creative with malware for point of sale devices – and what you need to know to protect your data.   Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, in his latest article discusses how increased malware creativity and sophistication targeted at point of sale (POS) systems is leaving data such as credit card information exposed. The new malware targets system weaknesses that have affected many household brands in the last months. Necessary precautions need to be incorporated

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