Data breaches have affected hotels
  • Security

Wyndham Worldwide Settles with Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

A long drawn out lawsuit between Wyndham Worldwide and the FTC is finally done. The Wall Street Journal states that the corporation ‘failed to provide reasonable cyber security protections for its customer data.’ Unlike typical deals of this nature, Wyndham was not required to pay any financial penalties and is not liable for any of the violations.

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Three EVS solutions that can help businesses protect against fraudsters include ID Verification, age verification and authentication question generator
  • Fraud Prevention, Identity Fraud

Retailers Must Safeguard Against Fraudsters for Holiday Shopping

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have already kicked off the holiday shopping season. To avoid the mall and store crowds, customers may prefer to shop at online retailers. Consumers face fraud risks online and shopping in-stores; however, there are various ways that retailers can protect customers and their information from getting into the hands of fraudsters.

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Kids with Umbrella in Rain
  • Internet Fraud, Security

Digital Toy Brand Falls Victim to Data Breach

The Hong Kong based toy manufacturer VTech, is a recent victim of a data breach. VTech’s database was breached on November 14. In the breach, VTech's online platform the Learning Lodge app store was affected, which is connected to a variety of the brand’s devices. A breach of this kind is different to the majority of companies, because of its impact on children, in addition to their parents.

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Identity verification is getting stronger in fantasy sports
  • Identity Verification

Fantasy Sport Game Websites Alters Identity Verification Play Mid-Season

The National Football League (NFL) season is more than halfway over and fantasy sport game websites are changing their game plan on identity verification. There are numerous fraud risks with online payment; however, online gaming has additional risks beyond stealing a person’s credit card or debit card information. News’ outlets have addressed issues, which include the legitimacy of fantasy sport’s websites such as Fan Duel and Draft Kings to the possibility of the Attorney General of New York banning the websites.

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Data breach of prison phone company
  • Security, Identity Fraud

Prisoners Feel Effects of Data Breach

Securus Technologies, a Dallas based prison phone company, was recently exposed for a data breach that includes 70 million records of phone calls, placed by the prisoners to at least 37 states, according to The Intercept. Legalities and privacy issues are a concern for consumers when any data breaches occur; however, this breach breaks confidentiality in the most extreme form, because of attorney and prisoner privileges.

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