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During the pandemic, online criminals become more sophisticated and attack retailers more often

illustration of man carrying away a large credit card.Digital Commerce 360 | April 14, 2021 – Research shows online criminals attack online retailers with greater sophistication and frequency than before the COVID-19 crisis. As online shopping soared during the pandemic, so did new opportunities for online criminals. And in 2020, they exploited those opportunities. “Just as online security firms look for trends, so do fraudsters,” says Dave Senci, vice president of product development at NuData. For the complete article, see During the pandemic, online criminals become more sophisticated

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Study: Retail cyberattacks grow more sophisticated

Cyber AttackChain Store Age | April 1, 2021 – The percentage of hacking attempts in the retail industry that were considered “sophisticated” doubled from the first half of 2020 to the year’s second half. NuData’s “H2 2020 Fraud Report” also examined digital traffic patterns in retail and e-commerce during the second half of 2020. The typical September-October lull in traffic from bad actors did not occur until November. “This longer period of holiday attacks is an important reminder that cybercriminals don’t

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Age is more than a number: Ensuring retail cybersecurity for people of all ages

Silhouette of people of different agesDigital Commerce 360 | March 31, 2021 – A retailer that fails to balance various age groups’ cybersecurity needs risks making its tech products inaccessible to parts of the population. While that diversity is generally a good thing, it also poses a security challenge for retailers. User differences can make it hard to design ecommerce technology that ensures security and a good experience for all ages. To avoid this outcome, make sure your product teams are aware of the potential barriers various age

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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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SC Magazine: MongoDB database exposes more than 2 million Mexican patients

August 7, 2018 — The database was used to contain healthcare information of a Mexican hospital patrons. Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by SC Magazine, disclosing that massive amounts of PII on 2,373,764 Mexican patients were in a database, which had vulnerabilities allowing exposure to fraudsters without a password. Not only was PII left exposed, but so were email addresses and encrypted passwords for admin accounts at the hospital, leaving them vulnerable for more

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