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Advice for businesses taking credit card payments

This article was first published in Grow Magazine  It’s 2019. Cash is dying and virtually all businesses and organisations accept payments via credit or debit card. These days, customers expect to be able to pay by plastic (or phone) anywhere and everywhere. But there are a few things that you need to know if you’re one…

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British Airways to face fine of £183.39m for data breach under GDPR

The ICO has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39m for infringements of new Data Protection laws. This follows an investigation by the ICO into a cyber incident involving the personal data of 500,000 customers.  The incident involved British Airways website users being directed to a fraudulent site which collected log…

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Demand for cyber security sees Devon-based Securious expand team by 71%

Here at Securious, we have seen a dramatic twelve months of growth in which businesses in the South West have become increasingly aware of their vulnerability to cyber attacks. Despite this, commercial operations could be blind-sided by payment card fraud due to the incorrect implementation of 3rd party Payment Card solutions. Lack of online payment…

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Marriott Hotel could not rule out possibility of encryption keys being stolen

Marriott Hotels is investigating a data breach including encrypted payment card data but can not rule out possibility that encryption keys had also been stolen Marriott has set up a separate website to help the 327 million customers who may be affected by the incident. The access attempt was discovered when Marriott received an alert from…

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Secure South West 11 event – access to cyber security expertise locally

SSW11 – The University of Plymouth are hosting the Eleventh Secure South West  event on the 24th October 2018 where academic and industry experts share data and cyber security knowledge with organisations in the South West This free event has gained significant traction within the South West region as it offers an amazing diversity of…

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Check your E-commerce website for malicious JavaScript

Increase in malicious JavaScript attack on E-commerce websites. If you are running a website that takes credit card payments and have integrated a shopping cart – please take note: A relatively simple technique, that has been around for many years has suddenly been seen to be on the increase. The technique allows the injection of…

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British Airways card breach – a sophisticated attack?

British Airways reported that it had experienced a “sophisticated, malicious criminal attack” on its website and App resulting in its customers full credit card details being stolen between 21 August and 5th September.  We explore how sophisticated this attack was, given the mandatory controls required to be Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)…

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Advice for charities taking credit card payments

See also: Advice for businesses taking credit card payments  Credit cards are a faster, simpler payment option for charities to facilitate donations. Using credit cards, however, does require additional security measures to be put in place. It is mandatory for charities which process credit cards to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard…

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Data Breach at Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster are warning that customers personal data and payment information may have been accessed by an unknown  third-party. The breach was identified by Ticketmaster on the 23rd June 2018 and customers who may have been affected by the security breach have been contacted.  This includes customers who may have bought tickets, or attempted to buy…

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