Bad actors are after all the credit card data in your organization’s system. It only takes one mistake to put all that data at risk. They often try to use social engineering to get what they’re after. Social engineering is the art of manipulating, influencing, or deceiving you into taking some action that isn’t in your own best interest or the best interest of your organization to try and get what they are after.

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council is responsible for defining, updating, and enforcing the security standards and best practices that merchants, financial institutions, and vendors use to protect cardholder data. Anyone who handles credit cards and/or credit card data must understand common hacker attacks and the best practices for keeping this valuable information safe.

The Most Sensitive Credit Card Info

Common Types of Attacks

Here are four common types of attacks that hackers use to get what they want.

Best Practices for Keeping Card Data Safe

Remember, protecting credit card data is up to you, so make sure that you stop, look, and think before taking any type of action.