Police on Friday were searching for a woman who they believe has been swiping wallets form elderly women on the Upper East Side, and fraudulently using their credit cards.
Many say a chip that makes counterfeiting nearly impossible is one of the best defenses against credit card fraud, but retail stores are not ready to implement the technology.
Hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to customers’ card data, Home Depot said Thursday.
There are some risks to using your debit or credit card in public places, said Howard Schwartz of the Connecticut Better Business Bureau.
Kmart on Friday became the latest retailer to announce a data breach in its payment systems.
Dairy Queen announced Thursday that a security breach struck hundreds of its stores around the country this past summer – including some in the Tri-State Area.
A total of 56 million credit and debit cards are believed to have been affected by a data breach this year at Home Depot.
Home Depot announced Monday that it has confirmed a major security breach that could affect customers using credit and debit cards around the U.S. and Canada.
Home improvement giant Home Depot on Tuesday was investigating a potential credit card breach that some cyber security experts said could be massive.
The nationwide P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain has been hit with a security breach involving credit and debit card data, and two Tri-State Area locations have been affected.
A growing number of banks are now offering a variety of the “credit lock” apps in an effort to combat the stealing and hacking of card numbers.
Two men were charged Thursday with using a skimming device to capture credit numbers and create fraudulent cards – resulting in losses of $9,000 to multiple banks.
Police in Paramus, N.J. said Friday that they have caught a health club bandit who allegedly broke into lockers, took their car keys and then ransacked their cars.
A popular Long Island grocery store chain reported Thursday that it had been the victim of a data breach affecting credit card systems at three of its stores.
Sanchez was arrested and during the course of the arrest allegedly offered police $10,000 in exchange for his release and the return of the property.