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Data Security Threats: Learning from Big Box Retailers - Part 2

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

When two Canadian teenagers surfing the Internet found the manual for the ATM machine their bank stationed at their local mall they decided to see if they could hack into it. Following the manual’s instructions while standing at the ATM in the mall (on their lunch break from school, no less) they were able to launch the login for “operator mode” and promptly discovered that the bank had never changed the default password, which was conveniently included in the manual.

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Tags: Retail, Check Fraud, Check Guarantee, Tom Lombardo, Data Security, Fake Check

Data Security Threats: Learning from Big Box Retailers - Part 1

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Tue, Oct 07, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

When an independent company with fewer than 100 employees comes under a cyber attack like the one that recently hit Target and Home Depot, it can expect to lose about $3.5 million just to deal with the situation – and that does not include compensation for lost opportunities or for the extreme psychological toll such an experience would certainly exact.

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Tags: Check Guarantee, Tom Lombardo, Data Security, Fake Check

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