In today's fast-paced mobile- and internet- driven business world, millions of credit card records are passed from company to company, and the occurrence of fraud and theft is much higher today than it was 10 years ago, Fox Business reports
There are some devious criminals out there and their methods are extremely difficult to track. For example, a criminal duo is in a store that uses a basic credit card reader. One of the criminals acts as if he or she is ready to pay the cashier, while the other criminal pretends to faint. As the clerk's attention is directed to the "fainting" criminal, the accomplice at the register switches the credit card reader with a fake one. After the purchase is made, the criminals walk away the with store's credit card reader, along with the thousands of credit card numbers stored inside it. This is one of the most unpredictable and inconspicuous forms of credit card theft. Now just imagine how many records an internet hacker can access .