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Microsoft Refunds Dad for $8k Worth of Credit Card Charges

Microtransactions are used in games to let you buy anything from new lives, energy to complete tasks and even unlocking weapons or equipment early. Some companies have suffered due to their introduction of microtransactions, and many…

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Security Firm Sued For Incorrect Forensics Report

Remember when you are watching those TV shows, you know the ones, where government agencies are trying to track down bad guys who have breached a “secure” network? Happens in real life too, with companies like…

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Hide Your Wallets – Steam Winter Sale Starts Today

It is that wonderful time of the year again, the time where you should hide your wallets and credit cards far away and preferable forget where they are until next year. The reason, Steam Winter Sale…

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Hackers Post 10GB Stolen Data as Ashley Madison Stays Online

It has been a while since hackers attacked the online cheating site Ashley Madison where the hackers claimed that they had downloaded pretty much all relevant information about the users from the site. For those who…

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2.4 Million Carphone Warehouse Customer Accounts Hacked

Carphone Warehouse, the biggest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, has been hacked. The company confirmed that up to 2.4 million customer accounts have been compromised, and around 90,000 encrypted credit card records could have…

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Hackers Can Now Use Square Reader to Act as a Credit Card Skimmer

The Square Reader device has been a popular and cheap alternative to point of sale devices. However, as you know where everything is heading nowadays, what can be used to make transactions can also be used…

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Amazon’s New Prime Credit Card Offers 5% Cash Back

Amazon is rolling out a brand new store card that gives holders that are Prime members 5% cash back on eligible Amazon.com purchases. The card is different than the current popular Amazon Rewards Visa from Chase,…

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Scientists Developing Unforgeable Credit Cards

Dutch scientists have created a theoretical system that could render credit cards nearly impossible to clone. Currently, credit cards are secured by numerical encryption which, given the appropriate equipment, can be deciphered so that the card…

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Quixter Shows How Your Palm Can One Day Replace A Credit Card

Quixter, created by engineering student Fredrik Leifland at Lund University, aims to replace the standard method of  paying at your local retailer by removing the need for a card or device completely. Instead it uses your…

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Credit Card Information Threatened By ‘ChewBacca’ POS

More news about malware surface, and this time under the name of a ‘hairy’ friend from a galaxy far far away… ChewBacca, which is causing retailers and consumers issues all over the world. It is known…

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NSA Reportedly Snoops Millions Of Text Messages With The Dishfire Program

NSA has been reportedly using SMS messaging to extract data on location, contact networks and credit card details of mobile users. British spies were given access by the NSA to search the collected “metadata”, information about…

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2.9 Million Customers’ Account Data Stole From Adobe’s Database

Chief Security Officer for Adobe, Brad Arkin, has revealed that hackers have stolen data relating to 2.9 million customers, including IDs, names, encrypted passwords and credit card data and more. They also stole Adobe product source…

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US Launch Their Largest Ever Hacking Fraud Case

Five men in Russia and Ukraine have been charged after it was found they were running an operation that allegedly stole more than 160 million credit and debit card numbers, including those from many major US…

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New Malware Targeting ATMs of Major U.S. Banks

A new malware called “Dump Memory Grabber” is found that has been collecting information about credit/debit card information from ATM and point-of-sale systems from major U.S. banks. This malware is reported by a Russian-based security company…

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Paypal Starts Chip-and-Pin Payment Device in the UK as an Alternate Payment Method

Well-known online payment gateway Paypal has launched a chip-and-pin machine for market traders, taxis and shops allowing them to accept credit and debit cards and even their Paypal option. Paypal stated that this new device will…