Identity theft is such a growing problem that it’s become almost routine — Marriott, MyFitness Pal, LinkedIn, Zynga, and even Equifax (of all places) have had high-profile online data breaches in recent years, affecting hundreds of millions of people. To help combat this problem, Experian and other companies are marketing “dark web scans” to prevent…
As any online shopper knows, all credit cards have a 3-digit card verification value (CVV or CVV2) code printed on the back. Merchants are forbidden from storing this information — so how do online fraudsters manage to get hold of it? Here’s what you need to know.