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Breach Investigation Focuses on PNI

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Breach Preparedness , Cybersecurity , Data Breach

Breach Investigation Focuses on PNI Experts Offer Insights on Thwarting Fraudsters Tracy Kitten (FraudBlogger) • July 20, 2015

The risks of e-commerce breaches are top-of-mind again with the news of a possible breach of PNI Digital Media Inc., a Vancouver-based firm that manages and hosts online photo services for numerous big-name retailers, including CVS and Walmart (see More Retailers Hit by New Third-Party Breach?).

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Once hackers gain access to an e-commerce site, they often can easily access payments data and other personal information, warns Al Pascual, director of fraud and security at Javelin Strategy & Research. That's because data on these sites is not typically segregated, based on sensitivity, he adds.

"Compromising the websites themselves is functionally equivalent to breaching a POS terminal," he says. "Criminals gain...(continued)

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