Government Cracking Down on Counterfeit Ecommerce Products

| Douglas P. Clement

The U.S. government is cracking down on the sale of counterfeit ecommerce items and pirated goods, warning of stricter rules and penalties for participants in a rogue economy that was valued at $509 billion in 2016. A DHS report announcing the crackdown came in response to an April 2019 memorandum from President Trump.

Children’s Clothing Retailer Hanna Andersson Victim of Dark Web Hack

| Douglas P. Clement

Hanna Andersson, the Portland, OR-based children’s clothing brand with Swedish roots, was hacked in a magecart attack last fall that exposed customers’ credit card information, including CVV codes, but is just now coming to light. The hack revealed credit card information from transactions between Sept. 16 and Nov. 11, 2019.

New Decade, New Risks: Addressing Emerging Ecommerce Payment Fraud

| Monica Eaton-Cardone

It’s near impossible to keep up with the pace of change in ecommerce payment. That’s a problem, because fast-paced innovation inevitably leads to vulnerabilities. Without the right approach, revolutionary profit opportunities could fall victim to advanced ecommerce payment fraud threats. A multilayered, strategy is needed.

How the CCPA Is Impacting the Future of Retail

| Rebecca Steele

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), effective Jan. 1, 2020, has wide-ranging impacts far beyond the state’s borders. From new preventative measures retailers must make, to increased safeguards for consumer data, these new policies will fundamentally change the retail sector. Here’s what you need to know about its impact.

PCI Compliance 101 for Merchant Companies

| Tom DeSot

Adhering to the set of ground rules set forth in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI/DSS) defines how merchants who accept credit cards manage card data and their own networks to ensure it remains safe from theft and abuse. Here’s what you need to know in order to stay in compliance.

How a Top-Down Approach Accelerates CCPA Compliance

| Sven Dummer

The California Consumer Privacy Act or CCPA, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, aims to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California. Yet it impacts all industries, and some of its requirements are particularly challenging for retailers. Here are some considerations of what will be required for CCPA compliance.

Can’t Snag a Hot Holiday Toy? A Grinch Bot Probably Got There First

| Douglas P. Clement

So-called Grinch bots buy up popular toys in bulk at Christmas and resell them at a profit. They affected as much as 97% of traffic to ecommerce sites in the week ending Cyber Monday, Radware claimed. Now Congress is considering legislation for the third time to combat the threat. Will a new law or technology solve the problem?

New JavaScript Skimmer Stealing Customer Data from Ecommerce Sites

| Douglas P. Clement

Visa is warning ecommerce merchants about a new JavaScript skimmer targeting customer data entered at the point-of-sale (POS) in payment forms on sellers’ websites. Pipka is able to remove itself from the HTML code after it is successfully executed, thereby avoiding detection. Visa is giving merchants a list of mitigation measures.