As the on-line complement to my very popular "Trent's Comments" newsletter, this blog will serve as a way to access the entire newsletter, as well as timely matters of interest in between newsletter offerings.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
On Line Gaming and Payments ALERT
I've recently encountered an issue with several of my bank clients that I think would be of interest to many of you. The company, Blizzard, that offers the popular World of Warcraft on-line game, has increasingly become a target of hackers in search of fresh credit and debit card numbers.
You may want to consider a general alert to your customer base about carefully monitoring for any unusual activity on their debit and credit cards.
One suggestion would be to consider a pre-paid card to use only for this activity, limiting exposure to any such breach. Blizzard is not the only such gaming company with these issues, but we are presently seeing a LOT of activity around their site.