Thursday , June 21, 2018

Credit Cards

‘Not a Good Day’ at Equifax As Payment Implications Emerge from a Huge Data Hack

In the hours after credit-reporting giant Equifax Inc. disclosed a massive data breach, consumers and businesses were left scrambling Friday to piece together the implications. But a range of consequences could affect Equifax itself as the Atlanta-based company struggles to recover from an epic hack that affected potentially 143 million …

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Merchant PCI Compliance Improves, But the Process Is Still Vexing, Verizon Report Says

The financial-services industry can take some satisfaction that it has improved its overall compliance with the PCI data-security standard, going from 42.9% of firms in full compliance in 2015 to 59.1% in 2016, as measured in the 2017 Payment Security Report from Verizon Enterprise, the business-services unit of telecommunications carrier …

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The CFPB Didn’t Play Nice, So a Judge Tosses Its Claims Against Merchant Acquirers

After chastising the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for way it handled itself in its 2015 lawsuit against allegedly fraudulent debt collectors and their payment processors, a federal judge on Friday threw out the CFPB’s claims against the processors. The case is unusual in that Judge Richard W. Story of U.S. …

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At 2 Million Downloads, Chicago’s Transit System Sees an Appetite for Mobile Payment

A pioneering mobile-payment wallet for mass transit has reached a milestone. Chicago’s Ventra app has been downloaded more than 2 million times since it became available in November 2015, according to an announcement Monday from Cubic Transportation Systems, the San Diego-based company that developed the app. Commuters have bought almost …

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Payments Firms Cancel Accounts for White Supremacist Groups After Charlottesville Violence

In the wake of violent clashes last weekend between white supremacist groups and counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., payments companies are cutting off access to their systems that supremacist groups use to accept donations. Pressure on the payments firms began building not long after a female counter-demonstrator was fatally struck by …

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The NRF Expects Eight in 10 Small Retailers To Have EMV Terminals by Year’s End

Smaller retailers haven’t yet closed the EMV-acceptance gap with big ones, but they are making progress on installing EMV chip card readers at the point of sale, according to findings from a recent survey for the National Retail Federation. The online poll found that 60% of small brick-and-mortar retailers had …

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Cyberattacks Doubled in Just Two Years, Authentication Provider Says

ThreatMetrix Inc., a provider of digital-identity and authentication services, reports that its network detected and stopped 144 million cyberattacks in the second quarter, a 100% increase from 2015’s second quarter. ThreatMetrix says its Digital Identity Network from April through June also stopped 300 million bot attacks in which hackers take …

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