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It's being called the the largest hacking and identity theft case in US it's great.
We're not talking thousands we're talking millions of credit and debit card numbers were stolen.
Raising fears that may be your personal information may not be safe.
Ira Victor data security analyst at data clone labs is here with the latest and all this -- did good to see you -- So a lot of people here the hundreds of millions and and in my case I go -- I'm safe by just sheer fact that there's.
A hundred million or 200 -- -- is -- to refine my data in all that it might should I be worried.
You should be -- and it's not just -- 130 million that were in these attacks.
But the attacks are happening every single day even -- speak now.
It's sort of like a mine field just by going on the Internet.
Just by going into a store today you could unknowingly stepped on one of these digital land mines and your data can be trapped in it.
You may not you may know in a month you may not know for five years the way that this state is -- around the world.
By members of what I call the dark -- which is that the criminal underworld.
That trades in this kind of information and does all those as hundreds of millions of dollars of theft of related to it every year.
Is this problem going to get worse or is this problem -- -- get better is there anybody doing anything that's gonna make this make me more at ease.
Doing attractions on the Internet or or giving my a you know Mike Mike.
Cash or Mike -- checking card at the grocery store hours it's getting better or worse.
Well it's getting worse right now although the technologies.
Are getting better -- -- at some point it will cross over and hopefully get better we're still in the phase.
Where most businesses.
Take is -- is likely payment card industry digital security scanner which is really legal standard.
And they treat it like a silver bullet that if they comply with that standard they're magically able to secure.
That's just a baseline.
It it does not make you magically secure and -- there need to be more done to improve security at these businesses.
And more done by consumers to protect themselves what what's the biggest mistake -- consumers make.
Well I think first is using a debit card in a retail establishment these attacks of mr.
One of the biggest targets wire work debit cards because of the weakness of the systems that collect those cards.
You have very little ability to easily -- -- that information from debit cards you're better to use a credit card.
If something shows up there on your credit card statement the -- -- fifty dollars.
I mean I I I I walked down the street and leaders criminals out there right I don't -- in my house because of the fact that there's criminals walking around somewhere out there.
I'm not going to stop using my debit card -- credit card.
Seems like again.
Yeah it almost like a proponent of don't use any electronic of new technology.
No I'm not saying that Tom on that that -- here's the issue with a dark web you can in in the physical world you can keep out of dark alleys in the digital world.
The dark -- comes to you.
Don't you I don't use my debit card in retail establishment I use my credit card there.
My credit card -- better protection against these types of attacks.
Then my debit card and that from a -- to protect my credit card of course you want to read your statements and businesses need to do more.
And institute more technologies to protect the credit card data that they have won their networks and that's what's gonna help us fight the members of the dark wet from doing all the staff that -- deal.
So what's gonna happen is -- gonna take six hours six days six weeks six months for.
One of these that the -- that sold it this information up maybe my information was in there before I find something wrong.
We'll get you you may not know for years you've got to watch your statements every month.
If you're concerned that maybe you you are a victim of one of these staffs change -- credit card number call the bank change -- credit card number changer ATM card number.
Don't -- -- birth date out there they're they're basic steps you can take and then I -- -- businesses consumers need to.
Tell the businesses that they work with that they are concerned about security -- they would take their business elsewhere and that businesses need to take.
Security seriously data loss prevention technologies that monitor when -- technically needs.
Credit cards leave the business network or stronger firewalls the reports are that they.
This this attacker -- a firewall -- some advanced firewall technologies.
That helped thwart these attacks better than -- some of the other ones and businesses need to take these measures web application scanning it -- website and finds the flaws.
Proactively -- for.
The bad guys get to them.
Consumers and businesses that do business with other companies need to say high demand that you take security seriously before -- give you might this time.
Our Victor data clone labs in Reno thanks so much error.
Appreciate it thank -- you bet.
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