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HACK ATTACK ON THE IRS

June 1, 2015

Russian hackers behind $50 million IRS scheme, report says – CNET//

The admission comes just days after the IRS announced that hackers acquired critical taxpayer information from over 100,000 people through its “Get Transcript” tool. The agency said that the hackers used information obtained from previous hacks, including names, Social Security numbers and intimate details on the individuals, to receive a transcript of past tax returns. Those transcripts were then used to file fraudulent returns for the current year before the April 15 tax deadline. According to the Associated Press, over $50 million in tax refunds was handed to the hackers before the attack was discovered this month.

The hack is just the latest evidence that Russian hackers — whether they are part of the government or not — are maliciously infiltrating a number of US agencies , click here and protect yourself

FREEDOM AND REFLECTION

May 22, 2015

I want to thank each and everyone of my followers who view my PayLab Blog.  And I want to thank those of you who allow me to speak, post and share freely in this space.  During this time it may seem we are still not their yet however, we compared to most can continue to speak, post and share who we are as Americans! Make this weekend one of reflection, strive for a better future, it is not the “I” it is the “WE” together!

Have an amazing “Holiday” weekend! I will be with my awesome husband on the Harley!

Reduce The Pain ~ How Does Your E-commerce Return Policy Rate?

May 18, 2015

Retailers hate returns. That’s not a surprise: Returned merchandise costs the retailers money because the sale was lost, and time, because of restocking.What is surprising is the high return rate that E-commerce retailers experience. According to a study from Trueship, roughly 33 percent of all products purchased online will be returned. Reducing that number, therefore, will result in a better bottom line. Click here to see how you compare and discover what’s missing to increase your bottom line.

Hacking Still Leading Cause of 2015 Health Data Breaches

May 11, 2015

There have been 92 incidents reported to HHS between Jan. 1, 2015 and May 6, 2015.  Take a look at the breakdown of those incidents…

  • 30 – caused by either a hacking or IT incident.
  • 27 – unauthorized access/disclosure
  • 22 – theft
  • 10 – loss
  • 3 – improper disposal

Click HERE to see the top 5 largest data breaches and the causes.

New Resource for Understanding EMV

May 4, 2015

The (ETA) Electronic Transaction Association has put together a new resource for businesses to utilize information about EMV and the new Merchant Liability Shift Date 2015. To get all the information go here.

PCI DSS Version 3.0 will be retired on June 30 2015

April 27, 2015

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY PCI DSS 3.1– The revision includes minor updates and clarifications, and addresses vulnerabilities within the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protocol that can put payment data at risk. Visit their website to read more about the Press Release.

How to Avoid Big Healthcare Data Center Security Mistakes | HealthITSecurity.com

April 20, 2015

How to Avoid Big Healthcare Data Center Security Mistakes | HealthITSecurity.com.

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