Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

MasterCard fights back against phishing sites

Filed under
Security

The anti-web fraud campaign has led to the discovery and protection of more than 35,000 MasterCard account numbers that “were in jeopardy of being compromised”, MasterCard said.

MasterCard launched its Operation Stop It (Identity Theft) last June. As a result of the success of Operation Stop It, NameProtect, the company with which MasterCard partnered to launch the fraud fighting program, is now offering NameProtection, an expanded version of the program, to MasterCard customer financial institutions.

MasterCard is offering customer financial institutions a new suite of technology and services to help prevent phishing attacks and other fraud.

MasterCard also said that information garnered from its campaign had led to the US Secret Service making 27 arrests of suspected computer and credit card fraudsters.

Source.

Thats wonderful

I must get atleast 5-6 email phishing scams in my inbox everyday.

re: Thats wonderful

Oh I know what you mean, me too... at least!

----
You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Qiana Studio Complete Multimedia Production

​Qiana Studio is a Ubuntu and Linux Mint based system for multimedia productions. It comes with many powerful tools and applications that make it a media creation powerhouse. The developers seek to make a lightweight - but powerful A/V-distro basing on Linux Mint! Let us take a look at this distro if it's worth your time. Read more

Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Daily Build ISO Images Now Available to Download

Canonical's Adam Conrad announced that Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) is officially open for development, and it looks like the first daily build ISO images are already available for download. Read more

Radeon RX 580: AMDGPU-PRO vs. DRM-Next + Mesa 17.2-dev

Last week I posted initial Radeon RX 580 Linux benchmarks and even AMDGPU overclocking results. That initial testing of this "Polaris Evolved" hardware was done with the fully-open Radeon driver stack that most Linux enthusiasts/gamers use these days. The AMDGPU-PRO driver wasn't tested for those initial articles as it seems to have a diminishing user-base and largely focused for workstation users. But for those wondering how AMDGPU-PRO runs with the Radeon RX 580, here are some comparison results to DRM-Next code for Linux 4.12 and Mesa 17.2-dev. Read more

Void GNU/Linux Operating System Adopts Flatpak for All Supported Architectures

Void Linux, an open-source, general-purpose GNU/Linux distribution based on the monolithic Linux kernel, is the latest operating system to adopt the Flatpak application sandboxing technologies. Read more