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Security Flaw in Credit Card Chip System Revealed

Posted on August 9th, 2016.

Payment technology company firm NCR has discovered a new security flaw in the upgrade in the credit card chip system in the United States. At the recent Black Hat computer security conference in Las Vegas, computer security researchers unveiled how they had found a way to bypass the chip’s security features, according to CNN. A...

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David Jones Hacked, Customers’ Information has been Leaked

Posted on October 2nd, 2015.

David Jones, a big Australian fashion retailer, has been hacked. Some private details belonging to its customers have been compromised. The information includes names of the customers, their email addresses, order details, mailing addresses, and other relevant details except the sensitive credit card details of the customers. The details...

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Costco’s Photo Center Hacked, Customers’ Personal Information Breached

Posted on September 30th, 2015.

In a series of FAQs on its website and emails sent to its customers, retailer Costco has confirmed that its Photo Center website was hacked by malicious attackers looking for personal and financial information of its customers. Retailing behemoth Costco has informed its customers of a data breach that exposed their credit card...

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Trump Hotels Confirm Credit Card Breach

Posted on September 29th, 2015.

Donald Trump’s Trump Hotel Collection (a hotel chain) has confirmed that malware infected its point-of-sale (POS) systems for more than a year. The hotel administration has sent out letters to all ‘potentially affected’ customers to notify them of the IT security breach at a Las Vegas hotel and several other hotel properties in the U.S....

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Hilton Hotels Targeted by Hackers in a Credit Card Breach

Posted on September 28th, 2015.

Hilton Worldwide is looking into claims of a substantial credit card breach after independent security researcher and journalist Brian Krebs broke the news this weekend. According to security journalist Brian Krebs, multiple properties and franchises of the Hilton Hotel have been compromised by hackers in a sweeping credit card breach....

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Chain Hacked

Posted on March 7th, 2015.

Luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental was recently hit by credit card thieves. In a statement released to the press on 5 March, Mandarin confirmed a breach in the company’s credit card systems and reported that an “isolated number” of hotels in the U.S. and Europe were affected. Mandarin identified and removed malware on...