New Credit Card Threat at the Gas Pumps

first_imgAhead of the busy holiday travel period, Visa is warning of a new kind of attack on your personal credit card information at the gas pump and it’s undetectable.This is unlike ‘skimming’ in which a customer can often detect an illegal card reader on the pumps; this new method is not obvious to a customer.The company warned that an elite hacking group known as FIN8 is gaining access to the gas stations point of sales network through phishing scams; in one incident they sent a malicious link to an employee.Once inside the network, the hackers then remotely obtain credit card information from the pumps.This is unlike ‘skimming’ in which a customer can often detect an illegal card reader on the pumps; this new method is not obvious to a customer.The safest way to protect yourself is to pay inside with cash.Next, if your card has a chip in it, use that method to pay instead of swiping the magnetic stripe as data sent by the chip is generally encrypted so the hacker’s software can’t steal your info.last_img read more

Men’s golf team heats up

first_imgWhile most Wisconsin students will have to deal with the cold weather and more snow this weekend, the University of Wisconsin men’s golf team will be enjoying sunny, 80-degree weather in Naples, Fla.”It is going to be nice to get out of this weather and get some good practice in,” sophomore Dan Woltman said.”[The best part of golf is] traveling to warmer areas and all the experiences you get,” teammate Jeff Kaiser added.The Badgers open their spring season Saturday with a dual meet against Florida Gulf Coast University. According to Golfstat.com, the Eagles are currently ranked No. 3 in Division II.The meet should serve as a good tune-up for Wisconsin before the team heads out to California for the San Francisco Invitational May 12 and 13 at Pauma Valley Golf Course.As the Badgers tee up this weekend, they will face off against the brother duo of Robert and Steven Taylor. The two, both juniors, led the Eagles in scoring in all but one tournament during the fall season.Florida Gulf Coast University opened up its spring season February 12 and 13 at the Matlock Collegiate Classic where it placed third. Steven Taylor finished third individually.In order to break up FGCU’s brotherly love, Woltman, a transfer from Kentucky, will need to be on his game for UW.During the fall, Woltman posted a team-best 71.4 scoring average while tallying three finishes in the top 10. With a 54-hole score of 202, the sophomore won the VCU/Mattaponi Springs Shootout in September. Due to his success, Woltman is currently ranked 86th by Golfweek Magazine.With all of the individual success of Woltman, the Badgers enjoyed a strong fall season as a whole as well. At Pinehurst Golf Course, Kaiser helped lead the team to victory at the Mid Pines Intercollegiate, the first tournament of the season. At the Wolverine Intercollegiate, the Badgers’ second tournament, senior Garrett Jones carried Wisconsin to its second consecutive victory. Wisconsin went on to close the season with a pair of third-place finishes.This spring season, the UW men’s golf team has a chance to be something special if it plays up to its potential. Currently, the team is considered the top team in the Big Ten. It will rely on Woltman and company to keep it that way. While a national championship is a lofty goal, the concept isn’t too far-fetched, especially with the way Woltman, Jones and Kaiser are playing. The trio of Wisconsin natives led the Badgers last season in scoring average with 71.4, 72.13 and 73.13 respectively. The last time anyone represented the University of Wisconsin at the national championship was 1994. Wisconsin will look to build upon its impressive fall with a strong start to spring. Winning the Big Ten title remains the goal, but a national championship isn’t far from their thoughts.”[Our goal is] to play as well as we possibly can, win a Big Ten Championship and win a national championship,” Kaiser said.last_img read more

Angels blow lead twice, open season with 11-inning loss to A’s

first_img“We would have liked to win today, but it’s 1 of 162,” Richards said. “Come get ’em tomorrow.”There were still plenty of positives for the Angels, one of which was that Richards walked off the mound at the end with a sound arm. He came out of his first start with an injury last year, and that turned out to be the first of a handful of costly pitching injuries.This time, Richards was healthy as he spoke after the game, but disappointed that he hadn’t pitched as well as he’d liked. Those four scoreless innings were wiped away in the fifth, by a couple walks that preceded a poorly thrown two-seam fastball to Khris Davis.“I threw him four straight sliders, so I thought I could get a sinker in there, and it just came back over the plate,” Richards said.Davis belted it out to center field, cutting the Angels lead to 4-3. Two pitches later, Richards hung a slider to Matt Olson, who tied the score with a homer.After Pujols’ blast in the sixth – homer No. 615, hit No. 2,969 of his career – Cam Bedrosian allowed the tying run on three straight singles in the seventh.Relievers José Álvarez, Keynan Middleton, Jim Johnson and Ramírez held the A’s into the 11th. Boog Powell then lined a one-out triple that was just out of the reach of Justin Upton, who got some leather on the ball but couldn’t catch it.“That’s a tough play, looking back into the sun and running into the gap,” Scioscia said.The Angels intentionally walked Matt Joyce and brought in Upton to be the fifth infielder, but Ramírez couldn’t coax a ground ball from Semien.The loss spoiled a few good performances from an Angels team that is banking on being much more productive at the plate than last season.Calhoun had three hits, including a triple and a homer. Martín Maldonado also had three hits, including a ground-rule double. Cozart also had three hits, with a double.The Angels also saw Mike Trout go hitless in six at-bats, the first time in his career he’d endured an 0-for-6. Upton was 0 for 5.“It didn’t quite happen totally as scripted this afternoon,” Scioscia said. “But on the offensive side, we did lots of good things. Hopefully we’ll be able to build off that tomorrow.” PreviousOAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Media document the arrival of Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani as he takes the field prior to the baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMedia gather in front of the Los Angeles Angels dugout as they await Shohei Ohtani to return from batting practice before an opening day baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels jokes with Luis Valbuena #18 before their game against the Oakland Athletics on Opening Day of the season at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels walks back to the clubhouse after batting practice before their game against the Oakland Athletics on the Opening Day of the season at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes the field to warm up before an opening day baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani follows through after hitting a single in his first major league at bat during the second inning of an opening baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani follows through after hitting a single in his first major league at bat against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) is congratulated by first base coach Alfredo Griffin (4) after hitting a single in his first major league at-bat against the Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, is congratulated by Mike Trout (27) at the end of the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman works against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani follows through after hitting a single in his first major league at bat against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman works against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards follows through on a pitch to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, is congratulated after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman in the fourth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, is congratulated by Luis Valbuena (18) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun drops his bat after hitting a triple off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado connects for an RBI-double off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Khris Davis hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Garrett Richards during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Khris Davis, right, celebrates with Matt Joyce (23) after hitting a three-run home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Garrett Richards during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, celebrates with Kole Calhoun (56) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols celebrates after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani against the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani against the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Valbuena waits for the ball as Oakland Athletics’ Boog Powell slides safely beneath him with a triple during the 11th inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. At left is A’s third base coach Matt Williams. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien watches his single that drove in the winning run in the 11th inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien, left, celebrates with Matt Joyce (23) after making the game winning hit in the the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland’s Marcus Semien, center, celebrates with Matt Olson (28) and Jake Smolinski (5) after driving in the winning run off Angels relief pitcher Noe Ramirez in the bottom of the 11th inning in Thursday’s season opener in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien, left, celebrates with Matt Olson (28) after driving in the winning run in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The A’s won 6-5(AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 35OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on March 29, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)ExpandOAKLAND — The Angels were halfway through a rollicking opening day, one filled with homers and scoreless innings from a healthy Garrett Richards and even a hit from Shohei Ohtani on the first pitch he saw.Hours later, though, the Angels were in a quiet clubhouse, dealing with the disappointment of season-opening 6-5, 11-inning loss to the Oakland A’s on Thursday.“We had some leads,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “We just couldn’t hold them.”The Angels led 4-0 in the middle of the fifth, on the strength of homers by Kole Calhoun and Zack Cozart. But Richards endured a mistake-filled fifth, allowing four runs on back-to-back homers. The Angels retook a 5-4 lead on an Albert Pujols homer, but they couldn’t hold that lead either. A mostly strong performance by the Angels’ bullpen ended with Noé Ramírez allowing the game-winning hit to Marcus Semien.When his hit dropped into a vacated center field, with the Angels playing a five-man infield and a two-man outfield, the Angels had lost on opening day for the fifth year in a row.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more