More Apps and Websites Leak Credit Card Data on Enterprise Handsets

by Sarah Grotta 0

In some disconcerting news, Wandera, a mobile data security company has detected an alarming amount of credit card data on enterprise mobile devices.

The CardCrypt security flaw that was discovered in December of 2015 has played a large role in the amount of credit card data that has been leaked. The security flaw affected 16 global companies’ mobile websites and apps which turned out to be transmitting users’ credit card details and even the passport information of some users.

Wandera also noted that the amount of malicious domains visited by users had gone up substantially in Q1 2016. There was a 200 percent increase per month during the quarter which the company has attributed to the ad frameworks being used within apps and websites. The ads displayed often lead users to malicious domains against their will and Wandera is advising all mobile users to think twice before tapping on any ad displayed within an app or their browsers.

The increase in at-risk card credentials is blamed in part by enterprise users using mobile devices for more than strictly work purposes.

Overview by Sarah Grotta, Director, Debit Advisory Service at Mercator Advisory Group

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