Blog Posts Tagged with "Credit Cards"

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Fraudulent Credit Applications Start with the Device

June 28, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Device fingerprinting coupled with the device’s reputation and risk profile helps identify the bad guys in the acquisition channel, so you don’t have to rely on other fraud detection tools that drive up the cost to decision an application...

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Citigroup Lost $2.7 Million in May Hacker Attack

June 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Officials from the banking giant now assert that $2.7 million was stolen from about 3,400 accounts in the May attack. Citigroup immediately reported the security incident to law enforcement and regulatory authorities, but waited about three weeks before notifying affected customers...

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Citigroup Reveals More Compromised Client Accounts

June 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The customers' account information (name, account number and contact information, including email address) was viewed. However, data that is critical to commit fraud was not compromised: the customers' social security number, date of birth, card expiration date and card security code..."

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Twelve Tips for Combating Identity Theft

June 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The bad news is that the cost of remediating an identity theft event increased by sixty-three percent over the same time period, and the incidence of "friendly fraud" - identity theft by an acquaintance of the victim - rose seven percent...

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The Citigroup Breach and Tips for Secure Online Banking

June 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Citigroup breach is considered one of the very few successful hacks against a major banks systems, and underscores the need for continued vigilance by financial institutions and their clients where security best practices are concerned...

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Citigroup Suffers Breach of Customer Information

June 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Citigroup has confirmed an unauthorized network access event may have compromised the account details of as many as two hundred thousand North American banking clients. Representatives said they detected the breach of the Citi Account Online network in May through routine monitoring...

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Affected by the PSN Breach? Here’s What to Do Next...

May 24, 2011 Added by:Tom Eston

Sony has not confirmed or denied that credit card data was stolen; however, as a customer you should take the following precautions when using a PS3 or any game console, including XBOX Live and Nintendo’s Wii and DS systems...

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Card Not Present Fraud Burdens eTailers

May 21, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Device reputation, an effective online fraud prevention method, helps protect retailers from fraudulent CNP transactions by examining the computer or other device for a history of unwanted behavior plus any suspicious activity at the time of transaction...

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Loyalty Cards vs. Privacy Concerns

May 13, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

When stores or restaurants offer a loyalty card, in exchange, the customer is asked to provide name, telephone number, email address, snail mail address, and possibly other defining characteristics or shopping preferences. But what happens to my confidential information?

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Sony Online Entertainment Networks Also Hacked

May 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We had previously believed that SOE customer data had not been obtained in the cyber-attacks on the company, but on May 1st we concluded that SOE account information may have been stolen and we are notifying you as soon as possible..."

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PlayStation Hackers Boast Over Two Million Credit Cards

May 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Sony is saying the credit cards were encrypted, but we are hearing that the hackers made it into the main database, which would have given them access to everything, including credit card numbers,” said security consultant Mathew Solnik for The New York Times...

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The Ever Present Credit Card Scam

March 19, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Flaws in the system used to issue credit facilitate new account fraud, since creditors often neglect to fully vet credit applicants with technology as essential as device reputation. Account takeover requires nothing more than access to credit card numbers...

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How Fast Do Cybergangs Use Stolen Credit Cards?

February 23, 2011 Added by:rebekah donaldson

Julie Fergerson recently published “Fraud Attacks Cross Industries,” co-authored with Dr. Daniele Micci-Barreca of Elite Analytics. The study is based on analysis of 25,188 cases of confirmed fraud involving 95 merchants that represent 61% of the top 500 Internet merchants...

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How Much Longer Does the Magstripe Have?

January 29, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Every U.S.-based credit card has a magnetic stripe on the back. This stripe can be read and rewritten like a burnable CD. The simplicity of the magstripe’s design, coupled with the availability of card reading and writing technology, results in billions of dollars in theft and fraud...

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Soundminer Trojan Listens for Credit Card Numbers

January 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We implemented Soundminer on an Android phone and evaluated our technique using realistic phone conversation data. Our study shows that an individual's credit card number can be reliably identified and stealthily disclosed. Therefore, the threat of such an attack is real..."

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Criminal Networks Thrive in Online Black Markets

January 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

PandaLabs researchers have discovered that criminal networks are selling stolen credit card information for as little as $2.00. For a mere $700.00, someone can purchase account credentials that guarantee access to balances of at least $80,000.00 - just pennies on the dollar for the potential yield...

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