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CCPA NEEDS STRONGER ENFORCEMENT, BUT “AUTHORIZED AGENTS” LIKE DONOTPAY CAN MAKE IT EASIER FOR CONSUMERS TO OPT OUT OF DATA COLLECTION (KAVEH WADDELL/CONSUMER REPORTS).

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CCPA NEEDS STRONGER ENFORCEMENT

Understanding the five major aspects of HRM  —  Employees are not just part of your organization, they are your organization.  To keep your business running smoothly, employees have to be managed efficiently and their needs have to be catered to.

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After discovering a credit card skimmer, Costco admits a data breach.

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After discovering a credit card skimmer, Costco admits a data breach.

Customers who recently made purchases at one of Costco Wholesale Corporation’s stores have received notification letters informing them that their credit card information may have been stolen.

According to Fortune 500 rankings, the retail giant—also known as Costco Wholesale and Costco—is an American multinational that runs a sizable chain of membership-only retail locations. It is the fifth-largest retailer in the world and the tenth-largest firm in the US by total revenue.

It runs e-commerce websites with 737 warehouses across the world that cater to the Americas, Europe, and Asia, among other global regions.

planted skimmer in the Costco warehouse
During a regular check by Costco staff, a credit card skimming device was found in one of the company’s warehouses, leading to the discovery of the breach.

The business got rid of the gadget, let the authorities know, and is now assisting the police in their investigation.

In breach notification letters, Costco informed possibly impacted customers that they had recently visited a Costco facility where a payment card skimming device had been found.

“Our member records show that throughout the possible operational period of the device, you swiped your payment card to make a purchase at the impacted terminal.”

probable theft of customer financial information
Costco said that if those who placed the card theft device had been successful in accessing the data prior to the skimmer being discovered and taken out, then consumers affected by the incident may have had their payment information stolen.

The magnetic stripe of your credit card, which contains your name, card number, card expiration date, and CVV, may have been obtained by unauthorised individuals if they were able to remove information from the device before it was identified, according to Costco.

Customers were given advice by the retailer to check their bank and credit card statements for fraudulent payments and alert the appropriate financial institutions to any suspect activities.

The total number of customers who were impacted or the warehouse where the skimmer device was discovered were not disclosed in the data breach notification letters sent to affected consumers.

Although the business withheld details on the incident’s exact timing, Costco customers have been complaining about fraudulent charges on their credit cards at least since February.

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A NEW GOLANG-BASED WORM HAS BEEN ACTIVELY DROPPING XMRIG CRYPTOCURRENCY MALWARE ON WINDOWS AND LINUX SERVERS SINCE EARLY DECEMBER, MINING MONERO (SERGIU GATLAN/BLEEPINGCOMPUTER)

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GOLANG-BASED WORM

A new Golang-based worm has been actively dropping XMRig cryptocurrency malware on Windows and Linux servers since early December, mining Monero  —  A newly discovered and self-spreading Golang-based malware has been actively dropping XMRig cryptocurrency miners on Windows and Linux servers since early December.

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Meeting with Dom Hofmann on just how and also why he produced Loot, the communities, imagination, and also NFT speculation it generated, as well as the future of the project (Casey Newton/Platformer).

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Meeting with Dom Hofmann

Interview with Dom Hofmann on how and why he created Loot, the communities, creativity, and NFT speculation it spawned, and the future of the project (Casey Newton/Platformer)

Casey Newton / Platformer:
Interview with Dom Hofmann on how and why he created Loot, the communities, creativity, and NFT speculation it spawned, and the future of the project  —  Loot (and Vine) creator Dom Hofmann on creating an open-source, decentralized game / financial asset / art project / metaverse (?)

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