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Banks: Credit Card Breach at Staples Stores (plus more)

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posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 10:18 AM
Well folks, the Staples hack is the most recent one along with a couple of others in the last two weeks.

Once again, I have to hear this on the TV news casts without seeing it on ATS.

Here's the topic's article. Mr. Krebs is on these hacks like stink on a skunk.

"Banks: Credit Card Breach at Staples Stores"

Here's one from Oct. 10th about K-mart and Sears.

"Kmart Says Card Data Stolen in Latest Retail Cyber Hack"

Let's not forget the economic consequences, my main point about all this.

"Half of Holiday Shoppers Say They'll Avoid Stores That Got Hacked, Survey Finds"

This last article sums it up pretty well. They mention a fix coming next year, some new type of card, but don't give any details. I bet that's too little too late.

"Do You Ever Shop Anywhere? Congratulations: Your Data Will Be Hacked"

There you have it ATS, more straws on our economic back. This is the doom porn we should all be paying attention to IMO.

edit on 23-10-2014 by MichiganSwampBuck because: for clarity

edit on 23-10-2014 by MichiganSwampBuck because: Typo

posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 10:50 AM
This, along with the the other places that have been "hacked" this year sounds like a convenient way to scare everyone into the next nationwide "security countermeasure". Of course, it will be for our benefit, and protect our "privacy" as well as our finances. Because, you know, their only looking out for our best interests.

posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 12:23 PM
The only unsolicited email I get in my Gmail account has been one titled "Here is the Staples receipt you requested." I have never opened it and it's come fairly often. I always directly confined it to my spam folder. Perhaps it was a phishing letter. What surprises me the most is that Gmail has never filtered it out.

posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 02:56 PM
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

This is why I rarely ever use my debit card, actually the only place I use it is at the ATM. After dealing with identity theft, I'm way paranoid.

posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 03:04 PM

originally posted by: Klassified
This, along with the the other places that have been "hacked" this year sounds like a convenient way to scare everyone into the next nationwide "security countermeasure". Of course, it will be for our benefit, and protect our "privacy" as well as our finances. Because, you know, their only looking out for our best interests.

No sooner spoken, and... Massive switch to new credit cards ahead I've no doubt, this will be just the beginning.

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 08:15 AM
a reply to: Klassified

Thanks for the link Klassiifed. I think that may be the new card they were talking about in that last article, "Do You Ever Shop Anywhere? . . ."

Still, they are trying to get that out sooner than they were going to, and undoubtedly, the measures they are taking are already being worked on by the Russians. I think that it is already too late for this next generation of money cards or maybe they will be good for a few years at best.

IMO, the real problem here, the gorilla riding the elephant in the room, is that the whole system of personal identity is broken and the experts should be looking to fix that.

Oh, wait a minute, they have the ID chip ready to be implanted for that don't they?

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 08:43 AM

Europay, MasterCard, and Visa

The chip embedded on EMV cards creates a unique code for each transaction when the card is used, so stealing the card number is much more difficult for an attacker. In addition, EMV cards can require the customer to enter a PIN for each transaction, creating another level of security against fraud. EMV is not hack-proof, but it is considered far safer than the magnetic-stripe status quo

Newer level card coming but nothing is fool proof.

posted on Nov, 26 2017 @ 09:32 PM
I know this reply to old post but bumping it up due to it being near Christmas and wrapping that card in tin foil may save you from what some locals have already experience over the last couple months losing $$$ from skimmers wireless blackbox blackhats and "bad friends"

a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck I know this is an old post and it actually concerns the reason for my reply. A friend of mine showed me some information and demonstrated a BIG problem not only with RFID but also NFC (Near Field Communication) the information is very sensitive and I thought people should know especially with holiday season about to go into full swing.

If you have a chip card with the wifi symbol on it there is a hardware device available that can *copy the card's entire contents including logs of transactions if supported by your particular card and ...the PIN.

Also he showed me that there is at least one app on Google Play that using NFC technology can do the same, however most phones have NFC disabled by default but all the newer ones are supposedly ON by default. This is not a big a problem as the Ccc wifi/rfid (same frequency is used) with NFC you must physically touch phones together.

I have seen an article where some gas stations have been subjected to the tiny (cheap and getting cheaper) devices stuck near pumps which skim all the data from motorists these are seldom found and so cheap if found and tossed away (unlikely gas attendants have a clue what they are anyway) they can be replaced and run indefinately. Data can be downloaded wirelessly the perp will not be noticed.
Wrap that card in tin foil and keep your money other peoples hands!

These cards can be copied up to 30m away the hardware is available on the dark web, nothing has been done about this, when we received out cards they were enclosed in tin foil envelope (a dead ringer that the banks etc already KNOW about this issue and since its been around since first gen cards in 2006 they don't care)

Blackhat briefings even did a presentation a few YEARS back, nothing was done, I've had people tell me this is not true and impossible, they either do not have the technical knowledge to know any better or are LIEING to you.Blackhat briefings alone are well known for having the best of the best present such issues, also my source demonstrated with my own card with the public app and i can tell you its true, [this app request $ for the unlocked version] be smart and tell your friends I doubt this will ever make it to any media so we have to watch out for ourselves.

you can cross post if you like i'm not much time these days due to my disability and stuff.. peace and love.

The moral: Wrap that chip card in tin foil or in a secure wallet and dont bump phones with people you dont trust. All this information can be verified on google. Pass it on and have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season!

edit on 11/26/17 by Pixiefyre because: Important to bump this to top so people dont get robbed this holiday season, wrap your chip card in tin foil!

posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 07:01 AM
A reply to: roadgravel Nothing is foolproof? this goes way beyond that understatement :-/

Police Lieutenant: I think we can handle one little girl. I sent two units, they're bringing her down now.
Agent Smith.......: No, lieutenant, your men are already dead.

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