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Category: E-payment & Data Security


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

J. Crew reports data breach of customer accounts

March 5, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

The number of J. Crew customers impacted by this incident is not stated, although the letter submitted to the State of California Department of Justice is a multi-state notification. Additionally, California law states that businesses are required to issue a […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Retail’s Fraud Problem Is A Fear Problem

February 17, 2020

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The history of retail is also the history of evolving patterns of fraud. Human nature being what it is, there are always individuals who try to cheat the system and get something for nothing. In recent years, retail fraud attempts […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

A cyberattack known as e-skimming is getting more common with the rise of online shopping

January 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

During the busy holiday shopping season late last year, firearms maker American Outdoor Brands noticed a problem with one of its websites, which sells mostly hats, shirts and accessories. The site, it turned out, was subject to an e-skimming attack […]


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Mobile payments now secure than physical cards

January 21, 2020

Via: Charged

Mobile phone payments are now more secure than traditional bank cards thanks to features like facial and fingerprint recognition technology. According to payment provider myPOS’ founder Christo Georgiev services like Apple Pay and Google Pay are “even more secure than […]


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Amazon working with Visa on hand scanning payment technology

January 20, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is working with Visa to develop a “non-contact biometric identification system” enabling customers to pay by waving their hands through a scanner, confirming rumours which emerged earlier this month. Payments giant Visa is understood to be helping Amazon test […]


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Millennial, Gen Z shoppers lead contactless payment adoption

January 17, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers, including J.C. Penney, Target and Amazon, have been investing in contactless payments, with varying levels of success. Going contactless within five years may sound like a stretch to some, but a report from London-based research firm RBR predicts that […]


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Does humanizing virtual assistants undermine consumer privacy?

January 13, 2020

Via: RetailWire

A university study finds people increasingly attributing lifelike qualities to virtual assistants and warns this may cause them to reveal more personal information to the companies that use them than they otherwise would. “These agents are data gathering tools that […]


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Amazon “terminates” employees for sharing customer data with third parties

January 13, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has “terminated” a number of employees who were found to have sold customer data to third party sources. The online retailer informed a number of customers via an email, seen by TechCrunch, that their data including email addresses and […]


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Almost all retail apps leak personal data, security firm warns

January 7, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

After uncovering such a high level of insecurity among commonly used e-commerce apps, NowSecure advises consumers to delete all retail apps from their phones unless they are certain of their safety. “After extensive testing, NowSecure is issuing a global warning […]


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Cybercriminals latest retail target? Loyalty programs

January 2, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

From Nieman Marcus to Macy’s, StockX and Poshmark, retail data breaches have repeatedly made headlines for exposing consumers’ credit and debit card information. But while consumers may be watching their credit card and bank account balances for suspicious activities, another […]