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Kroger Hit by Breach, No Customer Data Misused

| Mike O'Brien

Major grocer Kroger said it hit by a cyberattack, but that no personal shopper data or credit card information was compromised, in an incident that also hit government entities in New Zealand and Australia, a U.S. college, a state’s auditor and a prominent law firm, AP reports.

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Mobile Apps in 2021: TikTok, Ad Spend and Livestreaming

| Mike O'Brien

Cyber Weekend 2020 presented yet more evidence of the the monster that is mobile commerce: 40% of Black Friday sales were from smartphones, Adobe said. As mobile apps going hand-in-glove with this phenomenon, we talked to Lexi Sydow of App Annie about mobile app trends to follow in 2021, including TikTok and livestreaming.

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Of Content Fraud, Consumers and COVID-19

| Mike O'Brien

Digital fraudsters are nothing if not opportunistic, and the current pandemic is an excellent example. Many reports from consultants and researchers talk of increasing scams and tricks, and “content fraud” is on the rise. Jeff Sakasegawa, a trust and safety architect at fraud prevention firm Sift, talks about the problem and his findings.

Securing Your Ecommerce Store During COVID-19

| Deepak Gupta

Without a proactive prevention plan, an ecommerce store is bound to lose customer data and revenue as transactions soar during COVID-19. Here are 5 of the most common cyber threats to look out for, plus some quick tips to prevent them, as well as suggestions for improving your overall site security.

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.

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.

Don’t Be the Next Data Breach Headline This Holiday Season

| Chad McDonald

The holiday shopping season is practically upon us, which means savvy consumers are getting ready for the best sales of the year. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones preparing to take advantage of the season. Learn about the serious threats posed by bad actors like Magecart groups, and what steps you can take now to be protected.