Criminals Test Stolen Credit-Card Numbers on Charity Websites

Criminals Test Stolen Credit-Card Numbers on Charity Websites

The Chronicle of Philanthropy:  “Criminals are using poorly protected charity websites to test the validity of stolen credit-card numbers, cybersecurity experts said this week, costing some groups thousands of dollars. Simplified online donation pages make it easy for people to give — but also serve as prime testing ground for credit-card thieves.  ‘There’s a giant target painted on the industry’s back that is very advantageous for credit-card thieves,’ said Kevin Conroy, chief product officer at GlobalGiving.  Although not a new problem, it is now “near universal,” said Matt Holford, chief technology officer at DoSomething.org.”

2015-09-26T08:40:14+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Charity News|0 Comments

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