Giant Food debuts local produce boxes for online shoppers

Featuring locally sourced, in-season produce, the boxes are available throughout the summer without a subscription or commitment.

Fresh food, like produce, needs to ship quickly to maintain freshness and a good customer experience. Business models that rely on quality of quick-to-spoil products need AI-driven fraud solutions that reduce or eliminate manual reviews while allowing for fast and accurate approvals for good customers.

Google’s own Android app was vulnerable to a privacy-destroying hack

Google’s Android app, with more than 5 billion downloads, has been patched. The app was vulnerable to an attack that would have allowed hackers to obtain sensitive data from users’ phones, a researcher found.

Bad actors can use any number of tools and tactics to launch account takeover attacks that compromise sensitive customer data. Learn more about these kinds of attacks in our account takeover guide.

Total e-commerce sales on Amazon Prime Day surpass $11 billion

The total was slightly more than Cyber Monday 2020, which was the busiest digital sales day on record. The two-day Amazon event marked the busiest and second-busiest days for digital sales this year so far.

As e-commerce sales continue to grow year-over-year, businesses should ensure they’re providing the best customer experiences possible while preventing fraud throughout the customer journey. Kount’s fraud solutions can help.

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Facebook will begin beaming advertisements into virtual reality

Facebook announced Wednesday that it’s going to begin testing advertisements inside virtual reality titles on its Oculus platform.

Accurately and appropriately advertising to customers requires a ton of data. Kount’s Data on Demand can help businesses access vast amounts of data to improve customer experiences, increase conversions, and uncover cross-sell and upsell opportunities.

Hackers are selling data stolen from Audi and Volkswagen

Volkswagen disclosed a data breach that it said affected 3.3 million customers and interested buyers. Hackers then put the stolen data up for sale on a notorious hacking forum. Data included email addresses, VINs, full names, mailing addresses, and phone numbers.

Bad actors can use personal information, like the data from the Audi and Volkswagen breach, to take over accounts and make fraudulent purchases online. Businesses can protect themselves and their customers by using a global data network to analyze fraud and trust-related signals for every online interaction.

June 28, 2021
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