New collaborative initiative builds upon retailers’ existing efforts and reflects deep commitment to protecting consumer data.
Over 400 UK merchants have said that they do not want a repeat of the recent data breaches that have occurred in the US to occur in their country.
SecureState, a management consulting firm specializing in information security, has developed a custom scanning tool that retailers can use to detect Black POS malware, and other similar strains. Black POS is the reported culprit behind recent retail data breaches, and is also known as KAPTOXA, a more advanced version of the original malware.
Former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Pete Hoekstra, believes that CertainStore can prevent devastating mass data breaches and loss of sensitive customer data.
The global marketplace eBay has released its fourth quarter results and not only did it report a 13% increase sales, but it also declined a proposal to spin-off its payment program, PayPal.
With a 13% growth in revenue in the fourth quarter and 13% for the year, 2013 deemed to be pretty successful for eBay. The marketplace currently has 128 million active users and generated nearly $77 billion in gross merchandise volume in 2013 alone. Here is the play-by-play highlights for the year that is eBay.
Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne took to Twitter to announce that within 24-hours of implementing Bitcoin as a possible payment option, his company received $130,000 in orders paid in the crypto-currency.
While Overstock.com announced last week that it has begun accepting Bitcoins as an online payment option, not all merchants are embracing the crypto-currency. The Chinese ecommerce platform Alibaba Group said in a statement that it has banned the controversial payment option from all its Taobao marketplaces.
Overstock.com has announced it is now accepting the controversial cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, as a form of payment along with Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.
This year the retail industry will see major shifts take place, whether it is the convergence of ecommerce with brick-and-mortar retail, the rise of digital currency like PayPal and Bitcoin at the checkout, or the integration of wearable data to help consumers make smarter choices at the checkout.