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Ever Owned A Yahoo Account? Read This.

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016

By, Don Bush, VP of Marketing, Kount

Surprise, surprise!

Here we go again. When I first wrote our blog on the “Breach Bingo: The Five Stages of Breach Denial” over two years ago, even I didn’t expect to be so right and the breach disclosure news to be so horrific. In fact, if you listen closely, I think you can hear the Yahoo! guy’s voice shift from yahoooooo to yahughhhhhh.

Following Yahoo!’s disclosure in September (two years after the fact) that not only had 500 million accounts been compromised, but that the severity of the breach was also worse than they first believed (Stage 4 of the breach disclosure process), news broke yesterday that another one billion user accounts had been compromised in August 2013, making it the largest such breach in history. I think it’s safe to conclude, again, that your data is not secure and that online merchants should be taking extraordinary measures to protect themselves.

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Topics: data breach, breach, yahoo

Is Your eCommerce Fraud Prevention in Shape for This Summer’s “Breach Party”?

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

High-profile breaches continued to flare up in the first part of 2016, likely exposing eCommerce merchants to higher levels of card-not-present fraud this summer:

  • Trump Hotel Collection. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s luxury properties have apparently had a breach of their credit card systems. Again.
  • Hyatt. The hospitality chain said a card breach hit 250 of their Hyatt hotels in 50 countries around the world.
  • Verizon Enterprise Solutions. According to Krebs on Security, the contact information of 1.5 million Verizon Enterprise customers was posted for sale on a hacker marketplace. Ironically, this is the unit of Verizon that helps companies respond to data breaches.
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Topics: fraud prevention, eCommerce, breach

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