The US Federal Government recently issued an alert regarding Backoff Point-of-Sale Malware. The advisory, which was released by the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) and US-CERT (United Stated Computer Emergency Readiness Team), states the following:This advisory was prepared in collaboration with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), United States Secret Service (USSS), Financial Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), and Trustwave Spiderlabs, a trusted partner under contract with the USSS. The purpose of this release is to provide relevant and actionable technical indicators for network defense against the PoS malware dubbed “Backoff” which has been discovered exploiting businesses’ administrator accounts remotely and exfiltrating consumer payment data.US-CERT, Alert (TA14-212A), Backoff Point-of-Sale Malware, Department of Homeland Security (Aug. 22, 2014 revision) (emphasis added).DHS … [Read more...] about If Your System Was Attacked by “Backoff” Malware, Would Your Insurance Cover a Data Breach Involving Credit Card Numbers?
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POLITICS 04/07/2018 11:15 pm ET Is TrumpStore.com the real "no tax" company? By Mary Papenfuss 130 President Donald Trump has railed against Amazon, falsely claiming the company fails to pay state and local sales taxes on online shipments. But it turns out the Trump Organization retail website collects sales taxes only on goods shipped to two states — while Amazon collects sales taxes in 45 states. The TrumpStore.com website sells Trump-labeled glassware, baseball caps, luggage tags, spa slippers and key chains, among several other items. It collects sales tax only on orders shipped to buyers in Florida and Louisiana, according to the company’s own website, The Wall Street Journal was the first to point out on Friday. TrumpStore.com, which touts itself as the “official retail website of the The Trump Organization,” doesn’t even pay sales taxes on its online shipments in New York, according to the information … [Read more...] about Trump’s Retail Website Only Pays Sales Taxes In 2 States. Amazon Pays Taxes In 45.
Juul said it will stop selling most of its flavored nicotine pods for its e-cigarettes in retail stores — though only temporarily — as it tries to appease federal regulators who have ordered the company to help reduce "epidemic" levels of teen use. The company on Tuesday stopped accepting retail orders for its mango, fruit, creme and cucumber pods to the more than 90,000 convenience stores and other retail shops, CEO Kevin Burns said in a blog post on the company's website. Consumers will still be able to buy all of Juul's flavors on its website and its four tobacco and menthol-flavored pods in retail stores, Burns said. The company plans to resume sales to retailers that adopt the company's new age restrictions and verification system. Juul is banning sales to anyone under 21, even in states where the legal age is lower. The new policy doesn't go as far as expected. A person briefed on the company's plan told CNBC last week that Juul would stop all retail sales of flavored … [Read more...] about Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes
Sep 24, 4:53 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By AFP News 09/24/19 AT 4:17 AM French retailers are gradually widening acceptance of payments in crypto currencies, a group of companies said Tuesday on the sidelines of Paris Retail Week.By early next year, consumers will be able to pay in crypto at more than 25,000 sales points at around 30 retailers including sportswear giant Decathlon, perfume outlet Sephora and furniture and home decor store Maisons Du Monde.Retailers signing up to the scheme will use the Easy2Play payment platform and the EasyWallet application, in partnership with Global POS (point of sale) technology with the system due to come on stream from the first quarter of next year."The usual functioning of the brands will not be affected as the exchange platforms will deal with the conversion of crypto currencies into euros," the statement read.Crypto currencies, despite regulatory grey areas, have … [Read more...] about French Retailers Widening Crypto Acceptance
North Carolina is an alcoholic beverage control state, meaning it is one of 17 states with a monopoly over the retailing of distilled spirits. North Carolina is also a "local option" state, which means that county and municipal voters decide whether distilled spirits shall be sold within the voting borders. Today, 50 North Carolina counties and 118 municipalities allow and control the retail sale of distilled spirits. What this means practically, to the consumer, is that one can buy wine and beer in grocery stores in North Carolina where the voters have allowed such sale, and one can buy distilled spirits -- your vodkas, gins, tequilas and rums, for example -- in county or municipality allowing the sale and in a store run by the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission or "ABC store". "Privatization" remains on the mind of the North Carolina General Assembly, which has received no shortage of news coverage. Craft drinking -- … [Read more...] about One Too Many: Oregon “Privatizes” Sale of Liquor, With Which North Carolina Has Also Flirted