Thursday , April 19, 2018

E-Commerce

Best Buy Customers Have Also Been Caught Up in Vendor Payment Data Breach

Count Best Buy Co. Inc. as another unwilling member of the [24]7.ai Inc. breach that has yielded customer payment information already from Sears Holdings Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. In a statement released Thursday, Best Buy disclosed that an unspecified number of customers were affected when the online chat …

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Is Amazon Mulling a P2P Payment Function for Its Alexa Voice Commerce Service?

The mere hint that Amazon.com Inc. could add a person-to-person payments function to its Alexa voice-commerce service was enough early Friday to shave value off of the shares of PayPal Holdings Inc. and Square Inc., both of which offer P2P networks. At mid-morning, Square’s shares were down more than 3% …

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Eye on Payment Data: Delta, Sears Experience Breaches and ControlScan Debuts a PCI Compliance Service

A vendor that provides online chat services for customer acquisition and engagement appears to be the common thread in breaches disclosed Wednesday by Delta Air Lines Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. The service provider is [24]7.ai Inc., a San Jose, Calif.-based company that provides services like virtual chat agents and …

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Data Thieves Increasingly Target Service Providers, Trustwave Reports

Point-of-sale integrators, help desks, and other computer-related service providers for businesses, look out—the hackers are after you. The new Global Security Report 2018 from Chicago-based Trustwave says service providers were involved in 9.5% of the 700-plus data compromises the firm investigated in 2017. In 2016, service providers played a role …

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Chicago Commuter-Rail Agency Will End Online Ticket Sales in Part To Avoid PCI Costs

Metra, the commuter-rail agency in the Chicago area, will cease selling tickets on its Web site in late June, partly to avoid payment card security expenses. Riders, however, will still have a mobile-ticketing option through the Chicago Transit Authority’s Ventra fare system. Metra, which operates 11 transit lines and carries …

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Saks, Lord & Taylor Breach Exposes 5 Million Card Numbers

Data from 5 million stolen credit and debit cards is coming up for sale, and a cybersecurity firm says the cards were used at retailers Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, and Saks’ off-price chain Saks Off Fifth. Many details about the breach remain unknown, including the extent to which …

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Many Consumers View Stores As Online Shopping Extensions, a Survey Finds

Buy online, pick up in store is now a mainstream expectation for consumers, finds a survey from Kibo Software Inc., an e-commerce platform provider. In the Kibo “2018 Consumer Trends Report” of 3,000 U.S. consumers, 67% said they made a purchase online and picked it up in a store in …

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A Scan of 35 Popular Crypto Exchanges Exposes Some Alarmingly Weak Password Policies

With digital currencies booming in popularity over the past year or so, the security of the digital exchanges that convert users’ fiat money into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is coming into clearer focus—and the picture isn’t consistently pretty, according to a survey released this week. Some popular exchanges allow users to …

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How Tweaks to Visa’s Chargeback Program Are Expected To Speed Up Resolutions

Visa Inc. is altering its chargeback-resolution program to condense the reason codes into four categories, amend the time to resolve a disputed transaction, and make other changes. According to data on a Chase Paymentech site, the changes are set to go into effect April 15 because the card brand wants to …

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Square’s Coffee Perk and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3-23-18

Square Inc. is testing a program that gives consumers $1 off purchases at coffee shops when they pay with Square Cash, MarketWatch reported. Payout provider Hyperwallet announced that tilr, a recruiting platform, is using Hyperwallet for payouts to its clients. Candex, a business-services payments provider for purchases of under $100,000, …

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