All forms of payment come with some risk. If you carry cash, there is a risk of robbery. If you have a check, someone can forge a signature or create a fake check from scratch. Digital payments are what most people use, but they come with risks that home improvement businesses need to know. Below, you’ll find some of the biggest security risks to digital payments that Pure Finance Group can help you prevent.
Top Security Risks to Digital Payments
Cyber attacks are any break into the digital payment system by an outside, malicious party. A hacker might choose a company to break into and steal customers’ payment information or company funds. They use complicated methods for committing their crime.
A data breach is a cyber attack in which unauthorized individuals access sensitive information like customers’ personal credit card information. Sometimes, it might be an employee who abuses the information or makes a careless mistake. Sensitive information includes someone’s health, identity, and views but also includes account and payment information.
A man-in-the-middle attack is a hacker that intercepts the connection between two parties digitally. The cybercriminal might not reveal himself, but he will likely want to see your login and credit card information. It could also be an initial step of a more advanced online assault.
You have likely come across a phishing scam. It could be someone sending you an email pretending to be someone else, asking for your login information or money. It could be a text message or a letter pretending to be a company wanting you to log into an account or send payment. An example is getting a text message saying your Netflix account is suspended and you must log in through a provided link.
Card skimming is the act of collecting personal payment data by secretly installing a small card-reading device in a physical payment processor. Someone might put the device inside a credit card processor at a store, gas station, etc. Card skimming as a risk would only apply to your contracting business if you have a store location and take card payments.
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