Security & Fraud

Daily Data Dive: Breaches And Hackers Edition

It wouldn't be the end of the business week in the payments industry if there weren't another batch of news items relating to cybersecurity, data breaches and hackers.

This week's news flow included a story about a ransomware group who turned over the key, updates on LinkedIn's massive data breach, a bitcoin-loving vigilante hacker, and a fast food chain that thinks it may have been breached.

That, and much more in today's Daily Data Dive 5-in-1:

Ransomware Creator Calls It Quits

$1 Billion | How much the ransomware criminal industry will impact this year, according to estimates.

$209 Million | The estimated amount cybercriminals collected in the first three months of 2016 by extorting businesses and institutions to unlock computer servers.

LinkedIn's Data Breach Scope

100 Million | The number of LinkedIn members who may have been impacted by the 2012 data breach. The updated figure was just released by the company.

Bitcoin's 'Robin Hood Hacker'

$11,000 | The amount reportedly stolen by a hacker, which was later donated in bitcoin to a group in Syria to help fight ISIS.

Noodles & Company Breached?

500 | Number of stores the restaurant chain Noodles & Company is investigating to see if they were breached.



The September 2020 Leveraging The Digital Banking Shift Study, PYMNTS examines consumers’ growing use of online and mobile tools to open and manage accounts as well as the factors that are paramount in building and maintaining trust in the current economic environment. The report is based on a survey of nearly 2,200 account-holding U.S. consumers.

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