Retail and e-Commerce


  • Retail industry endures new point-of-sale cybercrime spree

    March 1, 2019

    Researchers have uncovered an ongoing campaign against retail VMWare Horizon Point-of-Sale (PoS) thin clients. The new attack wave, which has taken place over the past eight to ten weeks, is attempting to spread Cobalt Strike, a legitimate penetration testing tool which has also, unfortunately, been adopted in recent years by threat actors. According to researchers from Morphisec, Cobalt Strike — ...

  • Morrisons faces ‘vast’ data leak compensation payment

    October 22, 2018

    Morrisons says it will appeal a decision that leaves it facing a “vast” compensation bill for a data leak. The supermarket chain lost an appeal against a ruling that found it partly liable for the data breach, which saw sensitive details about staff posted on the web. The case goes back to 2014, when a senior auditor ...

  • Ticketmaster breach ‘part of massive card-skimming campaign’

    July 12, 2018

    The Ticketmaster breach was not a one-off, but part of a massive digital credit card-skimming campaign. Threat intel firm RiskIQ reckons the hacking group Magecart hit Ticketmaster only as part of a massive credit card card hacking campaign affecting more than 800 ecommerce sites. Magecart has evolved tactically from hacking sites directly, to targeting widely used third-party ...

  • Mastercard: Biometrics use set to skyrocket

    July 6, 2018

    Biometric technology is set to become an integral part of all online shopping as the need for greater security increases, a new report has claimed. Research from Mastercard claims that one in four online transactions will need a greater level of authentication and security within the next 12 months. New EU regulations governing online fraud are set to come ...