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September 3, 2018

Google Secretly Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Mastercard Data

Over a week after Google admitted the company tracks users’ location even after they disable location history, it has now been revealed that the tech giant has signed a secret deal with Mastercard that allows it to track what users buy offline.

Google has paid Mastercard millions of dollars in exchange to access this information.

Neither Google nor Mastercard has publicly announced the business partnership over allowing Google to measure retail spending, though the deal has now been disclosed by Bloomberg.

According to four unidentified people with knowledge of the deal cited by the news outlet, Google and Mastercard reached the agreement after a [...]

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January 26, 2018

Russian Hackers charged for stealing 160 million Credit Cards

A Group of Hackers, Four Russians and a Ukrainian allegedly broke computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations and stole 160 million credit card numbers over the course of seven years, the largest data theft case ever prosecuted in the U.S. 

They are accused of stealing usernames and passwords, personal identification information, and credit and debit card numbers. After stealing data, they sold it to resellers, who then sold it through online forums or to individuals and organizations.

Since at least 2007, officials said the hackers have been infiltrating computer networks across the globe, including firms in New [...]

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January 26, 2018

Vodafone Germany Hacked; Attackers accesses banking data of two million customers

Vodafone Germany has been hacked and Personal details of more than two million customers have been compromised, some including banking details.

Stole data includes names, addresses, birth dates, and bank account information, but the hacker had no access to credit-card information, passwords, PIN numbers or mobile-phone numbers.

According to a blog post on the Vodafone website, The company has already involved law enforcement agencies in the investigation, and it is confirmed that a suspect has been identified and searches conducted in the case, but didn’t say whether the suspect was an employee or an outsider.

It’s unclear when the breach took place, but it [...]

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January 26, 2018

NSA Intelligence Agency spies on International Credit Card Transactions including Visa

“The truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped“, Edward Snowden. The National Security Agency isn’t just snooping into phone and online communications. It also appears to be keeping a close eye on credit card transactions. New reports published by Der Spiegel exposed that The National Security Agency (NSA) is widely monitoring SWIFT bank transactions, International Credit Card Payments and banking, attained by watching printer traffic from numerous banks. According to the information acquired by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Show that in 2011, the NSA possessed 180 million records and spying is conducted by a branch called “Follow the Money. That data then [...]
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