card fraud

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2016
Acer confirms a data breach at its E-commerce site

The Taiwanese electronics company Acer informed its customers that some of their sensitive financial data may have been accessed by hackers. The Taiwanese IT giant Acer recently confirmed to California’s Attorney General (AG) that unknown hackers compromised its online store and accessed customers’ sensitive data. The leaked data includes credit card numbers, expiry dates, CVC security […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 14, 2016
Placing a skimmer on Gas Station Card Scanner in less than 3 seconds

Attack ATM is very simple for criminals, a video released by Miami Beach Police shows two men installing a credit card skimmer in less than 3 seconds. In October, the CENTRAL MEANS OF PAYMENT ANTIFRAUD OFFICE (UCAMP) of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance released the annual report on Payment card frauds. This year […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 13, 2015
Gift cards and return merchandise fraud scheme

Be careful when using gift cards, cyber criminals have learned how to exploit this popular form of gift-giving, especially during the Holiday season. Every day, users receive dozens of gift cards from top retailers for sale online, some of these are legitimate gift cards sold through third-party sites that resell used or unwanted cards, but a good portion […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 19, 2015
w0rm hackers hacked another hacking crew

The popular group of hackers dubbed w0rm breached the hacking forum “Monopoly” offering for sale all data present in its database. This is the classic example of the lack of rules within underground communities, today we will speak about a group of hackers who targeted another group and is offering their data for sale at $500. […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2014
Chip-and-PIN cards easily cloning with the pre-play attack

A team of British researchers discovered a series of security flaw, Pre-Play Vulnerability, which allow Chip-and-PIN Payment Card Cloning. The recent incident to the US giant retailers Target and Neiman Marcus has raised the debate on the real level of security of credit/debit cards used by US citizens, in response VISA and Mastercard are accelerating the migration […]