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Data Breach Ripples: Week Ending April 8

Posted by Kaleigh Simmons on Apr 8, 2016 5:00:00 PM

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In this week's recap, Rippleshot CEO Canh Tran comments on the latest Trump Hotel breach, the Fed starts reviewing proposals for faster payments, fraud is cited for slowing mobile payments growth, a Verizon database of customer information is found wide open, and the Rippleshot blog covers a new study about consumer behavior after card not present fraud.

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Data Breach Ripples: Week Ending April 1

Posted by Kaleigh Simmons on Apr 1, 2016 5:00:00 PM

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In this week's recap, TreasureHunt malware steals card data direct from merchant POS systems, fuel pump payments set for major disruption and overhaul by 2020, retailers take to the Fed to try and lower debit card fees, hackers breach two major law firms, and the Rippleshot blog takes on the regulatory agencies' recent foray into cybersecurity issues.

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Data Breach Ripples: Week Ending March 25

Posted by Kaleigh Simmons on Mar 25, 2016 5:00:00 PM

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In this week's recap, payment card fraud in the UK increases 18% year over year, even with chip and PIN cards in place, interchange fees are challenged by Dick Durbin, CNBC takes a look at how retail franchisees fare when a data breach occurs, debit cards are gaining ground on cash for small purchases, and the Rippleshot blog reviews the Federal Agencies' new guidance on prepaid reloadable cards.

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Data Breach Ripples: Week Ending March 18

Posted by Kaleigh Simmons on Mar 18, 2016 5:00:00 PM

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In this week's recap, a skimmer video you have to see to believe, equipment retailer Bailey's suffers a data breach affecting 250,000 consumers, American Express issues alert for third-party breach, The Atlantic takes everyone on the payment card spectrum to task over security concerns, and a deep dive on the latest EMV implementation struggles, five months in.

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Data Breach Ripples: Week Ending March 11

Posted by Kaleigh Simmons on Mar 11, 2016 5:00:00 PM

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In this week's recap, an imprisoned fraud-kingpin shares some of his schemes, mobile payment adoption gets a critical eye, NJ.com takes a deep dive on ATM skimming, Home Depot settles their consumer breach, and the Rippleshot blog takes a look at gift card fraud and what merchants are doing to try and stem it (as well as a new scheme merchants should be looking out for).

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Data Breach Ripples: Week Ending March 3

Posted by Kaleigh Simmons on Mar 4, 2016 4:30:00 PM

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In this week's recap, Brian Krebs breaks news that credit unions are seeing record levels of fraud from the Wendy's compromise, RSA President gives security industry a wake-up call, Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report gets a makeover, real-time payments in the U.S. get a closer look, and Marketing Director Kaleigh Simmons takes a look at e-commerce fraud trends and hot locations.

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Data Breach Ripples: Week Ending February 26

Posted by Kaleigh Simmons on Feb 26, 2016 4:00:00 PM

In this week's recap, Gemalto releases 2015 Breach Level Index findings, the Atlanta FRB makes 2016 payments predictions, Merchant Link lets us in on EMV's "dirty little secret," U.S. e-commerce sales continue to skyrocket, and Rippleshot VP of Operations Marci McCalmon hits the blog to explains what you need to know about encryption vs tokenization.

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Data Breach Ripples: Week Ending February 19

Posted by Kaleigh Simmons on Feb 19, 2016 3:30:00 PM

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In this week's recap, a viral Facebook post reveals a clever fraudster's new way of defrauding contactless cardholders on public transit, FIS & Paydiant launch cardless ATMs, a survey reveals interesting statistics around IT professionals and security, Obama names the chairs of his new cybersecurity commission, and Rippleshot CEO Canh Tran hits the blog to talk about the recent hospitality data breach trend.

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Data Breach Ripples: Week Ending February 12

Posted by Kaleigh Simmons on Feb 12, 2016 3:00:00 PM

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In this week's recap, a recently discovered hacking group is rolling back ATM transactions to dupe banks, the White House seeks its first CISO, additional details are revealed in the DHS & FBI hack, a new survey reveals the dark future many businesses have resigned themselves to regarding breaches, and the Rippleshot team covers the increase in gas pump skimming.

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Data Breach Ripples: Week Ending February 5

Posted by Kaleigh Simmons on Feb 5, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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In this week's recap, Neiman Marcus suffers another data breach, a new report shows the scale of breaches due to human error, another study shows the lasting repercussions organziations face after a data incident, a closer inspection is done on consumer behavior after data breaches, and team Rippleshot covers the economic of breaches - from the hackers' point of view.

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Data Breach Ripples: Week of January 29

Posted by Zach Walker on Jan 29, 2016 1:30:00 PM

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In this week's issue, the FBI has warned the University Of Virginia of a data breach, fraudsters value stolen account information more so than payment card information, Wendy's is probing a potential data breach affecting its locations, a new survey shows that data breaches damage financial institutions, and for this week's Rippleshot content, we take a look at contactless payment cards and the fraud risk they currently pose.

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Data Breach Ripples: Week of January 22

Posted by Zach Walker on Jan 22, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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In this week's issue, TalkTalk data breach victims are being denied compensation, a cyber-insurer is being sued over an insurance policy, TaxAct acknowledges that a data breach has occured, a casino group has sued Trustwave over a 2013 data breach, and for this week's Rippleshot content, Rippleshot CEO Canh Tran gives an update on the mobile payment platforms. 

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Data Breach Ripples: Week of January 15

Posted by Zach Walker on Jan 15, 2016 12:30:00 PM

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In this week's issue, a hacker is facing a 334 year sentence, scammers target Dell customers months after potential breach, the Dept. of Education is at risk for compromise, a phishing email targeting WhatsApp users is delivering malware and in this week's Rippleshot content, we look at ATM fraud trends and statistics. 

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Data Breach Ripples: Week of January 08

Posted by Zach Walker on Jan 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM

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Welcome back to the Data Breach Ripples, we've missed you!

In this week's issue, over 190 million U.S. voter records have been exposed, the BBB warns consumers of fake OPM breach notification letters, a fake IRS spam email is installing malware, the Michaels data breach lawsuit has been thrown out, and for this week's Rippleshot content, we look at three data breach new year resolutions that you should implement in your organization.

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Data Breach Ripples: Week of December 18

Posted by Zach Walker on Dec 18, 2015 12:30:00 PM

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In this week's issue, OPM has finished mailing its data breach notification letters, more than 110 million individuals were involved in 55 healthcare data breaches, 13 million MacKeeper users have their personal information exposed, WordPress hit by hackers and for this week's Rippleshot content, we look at the impact data breaches have on customer loyalty.

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