QR codes are being used for fraudulent purchases

QR codes cyber crime

This use of quick response codes remains rare, but it is clear that it presents a new security threat. Cyber thieves have now opened up a new channel that allows them to make purchases in the name of innocent consumer victims, and they are doing this through the use of QR codes. These barcodes are becoming increasingly commonplace in marketing as well as mobile payments. The first case of this use of QR codes to make fraudulent purchases was in Pima County, Arizona. It remains limited to this single case,…

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