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Chris Clements Discusses Data Skimmers Impacting Customers at Costco

Chris Clements, VP of Solutions Architecture at Cerberus Sentinel (now CISO Global), comments on big-box retailer Costco’s response to data skimmers impacting customers at Costco.

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By Lisa Vaas

December 11, 2021

“It’s sobering how much damage a single credit card skimmer can do at a high traffic location like a retail register that may process nearly a hundred credit cards per day…

…If undetected for even a month, it can compromise thousands of credit cards…

…retail organizations need to make it a frequent procedure. Many skimming devices have become scarily small and advanced, making detection hard for both consumers and retail staff alike. ‘Shimmers,’ or devices used to clone chip-based credit cards, are extremely small and thin, and can be nearly impossible to spot without disassembling the reader completely. There are specialized tools that retail organizations can look to for more easy and accurate detection of skimmers.”

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