The And Debit Card Hackings

2440 WordsOct 13, 201410 Pages
You Got Hacked Within the past year, there have been many credit and debit card hackings that have occurred, mainly targeting businesses in the United States. The three main businesses that have been targeted and successfully hacked have been Target, with 40 million card holders having their cards compromised, JPMorgan Chase, with a total of 76 million households and 7 million businesses being compromised, and The Home Depot, with 56 million card holders being attacked (Silver-Greenberg, Goldstein, Perlroth). In addition to the main stories about hacking that everyone hears about, there are many others that are never brought to the attention of consumers. Within the first half of 2014 alone, there were 76 breaches solely in the United States that caused credit card numbers to be compromised (Newsham). Learning about these situations struck me as extremely intriguing and lead me to want to learn even more about these hacking situations. In researching about this topic and looking in depth at all the information I found, I discovered that there are many other subtopics that interested me as well, including consumer hacking in general, how credit cards work, what technology is needed for credit cards to work, how information is stored safely within companies to prevent hacking, the technology behind hacking, the main programs used within hacking, if, and how, social media has effected hacking, learn more about what big name companies and bank franchises should be doing in
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