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Breach Brief – Macy’s, Adidas

July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Macy’s department stores has reported a data breach of customer data. The breach affects Macy’s online customers and exposed names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, birthdays, and credit and debit card numbers with expiration dates....

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Breach Brief – Verifone

March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Verifone, the largest maker of payment terminals, reported it is investigating a data breach of its systems. The company provides terminals and services to merchants that allow consumers to swipe credit and debit card. The terminals...

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Breach Brief – Arby’s

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eaten at an Arby’s lately? Well now is a good time to check your bank and credit card statements. Arby’s Restaurant Group reported that some of the payments systems at 1,000 corporate owned stores have...

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There is a magical gift that, no matter what, is always exactly what the person wanted or needed. It is adaptable to any situation or occasion. This gift can be from the recipient’s favorite store...

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Pay-at-the-Pump Skimming on the Rise

November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Security experts are warning of a rise in skimming attacks at gas stations. Millions of African-Americans use self-service gas pumps everyday and could be vulnerable to skimming attacks. Skimming attacks are expected to rise significantly...

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EMV is Coming! EMV is Coming!

September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

October is EMV card month. And what is EMV? Currently there are 1.96 billion credit cards in circulation and they are about to change. Black people all over America are walking around with a credit or debit...

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Currently there is a clever fraud scheme that is striking VISA card holders in the midwest. Card holders are receiving calls from criminals claiming to be VISA Security and Fraud Department. The scam works like this...

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Secure Payments Arrive For Black Consumers

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hackers have been having a absolute field day breaking into store payment systems and stealing credit card data with impunity. The problem is intolerable for the consumer and costing everyone money everyday. Kaspersky Labs reported...

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Online Holiday Shopping Series #1

October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s November and the holiday shopping season is upon us again. The African American Cyber Report is launching a weekly series focusing on online holiday shopping. Each week through New Year’s Day we will investigate a different facet...

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A recent study of online banks and merchants by Kaspersky Labs indicate that banks pay up but don’t bother to investigate cybrecrime. These banks would rather pay off the claim rather than secure their systems....

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