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Security researchers at iSight Partners have identified a stealth malware called ModPOS that’s been targeting retail point-of-sale systems since at least 2013.

The recently acquired American hotel and leisure company, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., has announced it has fallen victim to a security breach resulting in the loss of its customer’s financial data.

Major retailers in the United States have continued to urge banks to adopt the use of PINs with new chip-enabled credit cards to prevent counterfeit card fraud.

The Reno, Nevada-based casino, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, recently notified the public that they have experienced a Point-of-Sale breach that has exposed their customers’ credentials.

The FBI recently published an online PSA warning consumers about vulnerabilities in the new chip-based credit cards, but this message has since been removed due to push-back from banks.

A recent spike in fraudulent purchases made at Walmart has urged shoppers to be careful when making debit purchases unless a PIN is required.

Three times as many credit cards will be chip-enabled by the end of this year as debit cards, making slower banks ideal targets for cyber criminals.

In a recent statement made by Milestone Hospitality Management, guests who stayed at the Holiday Inn of Harrisburg/Hershey may have had their credit card information compromised.

The limit set on contactless payments has now been raised from a maximum of £20 to a maximum of £30, in order to meet the requirements of the UK public. 

The UK's data watchdog is "making inquiries" after Carphone Warehouse said the personal details of up to 2.4 million of its customers may have been accessed in a cyber-attack.

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