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EMV online fraud on the rise despite EMV adoption
November 5, 2018
Card Fraud on the Rise, Despite National EMV Adoption

By Stas Alforov Background In 2015, the US financial industry began a massive migration to the EMV standard in response to overwhelming levels of payment card fraud.The inherent security of EMV technology in chip-enabled cards provides end-to-end encryption during card-present transactions, and effectively prevents payment card counterfeiting. EMV rollout was poised to disturb the market […]

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Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor stores customers compromised records
April 1, 2018
Fin7 Syndicate Hacks Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor Stores

Key Judgements On March 28, 2018, a JokerStash hacking syndicate announced the release for sale of over five million stolen credit and debit cards In cooperation with several financial organizations, we have confirmed with a high degree of confidence that the compromised records were stolen from customers of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor […]

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Password reuse attacks data from Gemini
April 1, 2018
The Anatomy of Password Reuse Attacks

Background Ever since the early 2000s cyber criminals have known that almost any type of private data not only has a price on the dark web, but also, willing buyers. Since then hackers have used a standard modus operandi, and have been stealing such data by infecting and maintaining control of millions of compromised computers, […]

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Equifax data breach and possible yahoo fraudsters
January 3, 2018
Worried About the Equifax Breach? Why Yahoo’s Was More Alarming

Bottom Line Upfront: On September 07, 2017, Equifax announced that an unauthorized party may have accessed the highly sensitive data of more than 143 million of its US consumers, as well as that of a certain number of Canadian and UK residents. On October 03, 2017, Yahoo revealed that the data of all of its […]

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