Monday , December 9, 2019

Fraud & Security

A Sobering 62% of U.S. Financial-Services Entities Have Been Breached, Thales Says

Despite 96% of U.S. financial-services organizations considering their technology security as adequate, 62% of those responding to a Thales survey said they experienced a breach. That’s according to the recently released 2019 Thales Data Threat Report.  Commissioned by Thales, the survey of 1,200 information technology and data security professionals and …

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Pineapple Payments Acquires a Paystri Merchant Portfolio and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/6/19

Payments provider Pineapple Payments said it has acquired a merchant portfolio from Paystri, an integrated-payments technology provider, and entered into a partnership with the firm. The size of the acquisition was not disclosed.Global e-commerce sales volume on Cyber Monday grew 21.5% in terms of value over Cyber Monday in 2018, outpacing sales …

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Black Friday Through Cyber Monday, Suspicious Transactions Rose 29% from Last Year

While last weekend’s holiday-shopping extravaganza unleashed a geyser of payment transactions, it also uncorked a flood of potential fraud, data released Thursday show.  Online shoppers spent $7.4 billion on Friday alone, with Cyber Monday sales, which by definition are e-commerce transactions, alone estimated to total a record $9.4 billion, up …

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Divergent Online Security Needs Warrant a New Version of PKI

A new set of security protocols to better safeguard online connections within the financial-services industry is in the offing. Securing and trusting these connections is a critical piece of the payments infrastructure. Experts say the underlying standards they are built on—called public key infrastructure—need updating. That’s why the Accredited Standards …

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Visa Debuts Dispute-Certification Program and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/5/19

Visa Inc. announced plans to launch a new certification program and fund up to 500 scholarships to train individuals as dispute-resolution professionals, a role Visa says is in high demand across the payments industry. The program will include multiple days of training and several professional-level certification exams.Field-service management and communications provider …

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X9 To Reboot PKI and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/4/19

The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc., which sets standards for financial services, said it has restarted its X9F5 working group, the committee that developed the original standards underpinning public key infrastructure (PKI). The new group will work on new PKI standards that will address needs in the financial-services industry apart from …

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Weave Payments Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/3/19

Weave, a provider of management applications and services for small businesses, announced the launch of Weave Payments, a payment-processing platform that includes acceptance of text-to-pay and mobile wallets.Corporate America Credit Union, a financial cooperative for almost 500 credit unions, has agreed to be a funding agent for the Real-Time Payments network …

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Stolen Card Data Shows up in Joker’s Stash and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/27/19

Customer data from 4 million payment cards stolen in breaches at four restaurant chains has gone up for sale in the Joker’s Stash underground bazaar, KrebsOnSecurity reported. The breaches occurred at nearly half the 1,750 total locations of Krystal, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli and Schlotzsky’s, the latter three of which are owned by …

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COMMENTARY: Overcoming Complex Payment Challenges in the Platform Economy

With the popularity of sharing-economy models, payments have become infinitely more complex. Sharing platforms certainly provide more value to consumers than pure-play, single-merchant-owned e-commerce sites, but they come with more challenges.  By 2021, the platform economy will welcome over 86 million users. That means that all over the world, 86 …

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Klarna Notes Growth and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/26/19

Installment-payments provider Klarna said it added 60,000 merchants to its network in 2019. More than 190,000 merchants offer Klarna as a payment option now. The number of monthly U.S. active users of the Klarna app, which enables them to shop with any store or brand online, increased almost 160% from July through September.Core-banking …

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