Card Shimming Targets EMV Payment Cards

What is card shimming? 

Card shimming is a new scam that targets debit and credit cards equipped with EMV chip technology. This scam is similar to traditional card skimming hacks where criminals place fake card readers on point-of-sale systems (POS) and ATMs. 

The name comes from the paper-thin shim used to capture the data from your card chip. However, card shimming is less common than skimming because it’s much harder to leverage chip data for fraud than magnetic stripe data.  Continue reading

Hackers Swipe Credit Card Data from Hilton, Doubletree and More

Hilton Hotel Hack

What Happened?

Hilton Worldwide is investigating a potential hack of customer credit and debit card information at a number of their U.S. Hilton hotels and franchise property locations. Hotels under the Hilton name, as well as the company’s Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Hampton Inn and Suites and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts may be affected by this data breach. Continue reading