This is going to keep happening until companies and their directors are kicked hard in the wallet when it does happen.
Carders have hit the Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino stealing credit card numbers, names, and addresses, according to reports The company says malware found on its systems may have pinched the data from its retail and service locations. Criminals did not make off with PINs or other sensitive information, it says in a …
Europe's cards are only "safer" until the US converts over... then everyone is fair game. And it does look like the US is converting over. My newest card has both the magstrip and the chip&pin.
I suppose the magstrip will go away once the chip&pin become universal?
Yes, I mean that whilst the soft target exists and can supply more bent cards than the buying market can support (by a factor of thousands looking at Krebs) then we won't see as much effort going into C&P breaking, because why bother?
I do know a lot of US institutions are moving to Chip&Sign (mag stripe for backup but the liability for accepting it shifts back to the retailer IIRC), but that feels a bit of a missed opportunity to me. Early implementations aren't even taking advantage of the incrementing counter and other higher-order data added to increase verifiability. They're apparently scared that people will stop using cards if it becomes too much change. Feels like a missed opportunity.
They picked off CC#s, Names and addresses, but not Pins or CVVs? Laughable. You can't have an initial transaction and NOT get the golden 3 (or 4 for AE).
What I love best is these criminals (the casinos) are getting what they deserve, and cannot beat down the offenders. I don't promote theft, but I do promote getting over on the man. These assholes only let you play if you're not smart enough to win. As soon as you are, you're blacklisted.
TAKE THE $$$ and run. There are certainly enough camera that we should be able to catch the look on their face when they've been beat! [Laughing my ass off!!!!]
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