Loaded on POS to copy transaction authentication details
Coax user to enter login details on simile webpage
Generate valid card numbers from one series
Gather user information and use it across various social media channels
0s login attempt from different IP address for 100s of distinct account in a day
Even the best known techies might not be an exception.
OurMine was able to hack Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts after decrypting his LinkedIn password, which was leaked in a separate data breach. The group claim Zuckerberg had used the same credentials on all three social media sites.
According to a CSID survey, 52% of small businesses don’t invest in cyber risk mitigation, believing that they don’t store any private information. However, 68% at a minimum store email addresses, which is one potential entry vector for hackers.
However unbelievable it may sound, it is true.
Criminal hackers gained access to files including sensitive personal data for 143 million Americans— Social Security numbers, birth dates and home addresses — by penetrating a Web-based application for Equifax.
For the first time ever, Social Security numbers were compromised more than credit card numbers in data breaches which exposed nearly three in five Americans.