A new cybersecurity trend has come to light, and it involves credit card details and the way consumers can be tracked.
A new industry is gaining momentum.
Credit card companies and the financial services industry have been taking notice.
Consumers are increasingly trusting the information they are given and the information that is stored on their credit cards, and the cards themselves are becoming increasingly popular among consumers.
Credit card companies are starting to see the opportunity to improve their security.
Credit cards are not a new concept.
They were used by the Roman Empire to buy grain, money and other goods, as well as the printing press.
Today, the number of credit cards is rising as consumers look to save on their monthly bills.
According to the credit bureau Equifax, there were more than 5.6 million credit card accounts in the United States as of December 31, 2017, up from about 4.8 million as of the same time in 2016.
The majority of these credit cards are held by people who are not yet 18 years old, according to Equifax.
Equifax reports that nearly three-quarters of the credit card holders are age 18 to 29, and nearly two-thirds of those are over the age of 65.
For many Americans, the idea of paying off their credit card balance through a credit card is already a new experience.
According the American Academy of Dermatology, the average credit cardholder has less than $25,000 in credit history and only $15,000 on their balance sheet.
The average consumer has less debt on their debt than the average American.
Credit scores, security checks, and other security measures are often added to the cards to increase the likelihood that a consumer will be able to access their account.
The cards themselves, however, can become more valuable in the hands of a hacker.
A hacker could access an individual’s credit card and then use it to access other accounts, such as their home.
An identity theft attacker could then create fake or altered credit card statements that would be used to claim money and/or make purchases.
Credit cards are also a popular target for hackers.
According a 2015 cybersecurity report by security firm Trend Micro, a hacker could potentially take control of a credit report or obtain credit scores from victims.
The industry has seen a sharp rise in recent years, with credit card companies reporting over 100 million cardholder accounts as of March 2017.
Equifax reports more than 80 percent of those accounts are held at retailers and restaurants, as opposed to large retailers and banks.
According The Washington Examiner, the rise of cyberattacks has resulted in a surge in interest in consumer protection.
A 2014 report by the Consumer Federation of America found that nearly 90 percent of consumers said they are concerned about personal financial information being accessed by criminals.
The financial industry has come under fire for the way it handles consumer information.
While some consumers have expressed concern about their personal data being accessed, it is not clear if that is a result of a breach or an intentional attack.
As more companies begin to embrace the trend of protecting their credit data, the data protection industry will only continue to grow.