How hackers can ruin your summer vacation
It was the Summer Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta. Ken Spinner, then a systems consultant — and tourist in the city — lost his credit card information.
But this was more than two decades ago, so it happened the old-fashioned way: a mugging at the ATM.
Today, hackers can steal your credit card information without leaving their couches. That’s particularly worrisome if you’re taking off for the summer. It’s peak vacation time, but it’s also the perfect season for hackers.