Posts Tagged 'credit card fraud'

There’s a modern joy we’re all too familiar with. We’ve all made an online purchase while reclining in pajamas, computer on our lap. Everyone knows the comfort of simply punching credit card numbers into a website for a new item. That’s what we do for Converse shoes, Audi accessories, and even donations to political parties. […]

We often take daily conveniences for granted, and the credit card is no exception. These pieces of plastic allow us to set up reoccurring payments and buy items on any spur-of-the-moment whim. But with all this convenience comes risk. Cybercriminals constantly seek access to our money, and financial institutions combat them with ever-evolving safety features. […]

Motivated by money, cybercriminals are always chasing where it goes. That greed has now led them to where transactions are most concentrated: point-of-sales systems. These types of attacks have been prominent in the news lately, with the cases of Wendy’s and Omni Hotels. But today, we have news of criminals going one step further—infiltrating Oracle’s […]

Just as summer vacation season begins, Omni Hotels and Resorts reports that cybercriminals have attacked some of the chain’s point-of-sale systems. Like many similar attacks from last summer, cybercriminals used their skills to try and compromise payment card information. Omni reports that while payment card information was compromised, no additional customer information, such as contact […]

What can be more American than fast food? It’s hard to find one of us that has never picked up a juicy burger from a drive-through window. With credit cards in hand, we’re a nation that thrives on convenience, even when it comes to our food. Unfortunately, that means a large opportunity for cybercriminals who […]