Monday , January 22, 2018

Fraud & Security

An Epidemic of Card Testing Floods Merchants With Chargebacks And False Positives

Criminals purchasing stolen credit card data know they have a short window of opportunity to cash in before the accounts are shut down. Manually sifting through the hundreds, even thousands, of accounts bought in bulk can take more time than criminals have, which is why they are increasingly relying on …

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Savvier Techniques Help Criminals Loot More Victims Through Call-Center Fraud

Call centers remain a prime target for criminals looking to perpetrate fraud. In 2016, call-center fraud jumped 113% from 2015, according to Atlanta-based Pindrop Labs’ annual Call Center Fraud Report. Fraudulent activity took place with one in every 937 call-center calls, compared to one in 2,000 calls in 2015“With tools …

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The IoT Challenge: Securing Devices Without Impeding Usage

With a forecast of 15 billion new devices as part of the Internet of Things potentially coming online as payments devices by 2021, securing these devices, whether they are cars, wearables, or appliances, is emerging as a top concern. “We are seeing a huge increase in inadequately protected devices,” Graeme …

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Perceptions of Card-Not-Present Fraud Need Clarification, U.S. Payments Forum Says

Card-not-present fraud is growing as EMV chip cards make it harder for fraudsters to use counterfeit credit and debit cards at the point of sale, but perceptions about the reasons for the increase may need some clarification, according to the U.S. Payments Forum. “Some of the reports of large rises …

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How the EMV-Fueled Shift of Fraud Online Is Generating Headwinds for Airlines

Merchants and card issuers have been hearing for several years that the advent of EMV chip cards at the point of sale in the United States would drive fraud into card-not-present channels, and now evidence is emerging that this is happening with a vengeance, even with companies like airlines that …

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Data Breaches Fail To Change Consumers’ Usage of Payment Cards, Research Shows

Data breaches are in the news constantly, but they appear to have no long-term effect on consumers’ use of payment methods. Breaches might, however, spur some consumers to switch hospitals, according to researchers. “Payment attitudes and payment behaviors are very, very sticky,” says Claire Greene, a payments analyst at the …

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U.S. ATM EMV Conversion Well Past Halfway Point Halfway Between Network Liability Shifts

About 60% of the nation’s approximately 450,000 ATMs can now accept EMV chip cards, according to industry executives familiar with the years-long process of transitioning from magnetic-stripe cards. “We look at true chip transactions that are coming from terminals,” says Bruce Owens, vice president of product for the North American …

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Merchants And Issuers Alike Will Need Persuading on the New 3-D Secure 2.0

In the run up to full implementation of 3-D Secure 2.0, a payment standard that aims to curb online fraud and prevent blocking legitimate transactions, merchants and issuers alike will need some convincing the technology will not impede e-commerce and mobile commerce. That’s the word from Tim M. Sherwin, chief …

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COMMENTARY: A Look at the Top 4 Security Trends for 2017 in the Payments Industry

After years of card-data breaches and other bad news, four very encouraging trends are emerging that bode well for better security. Here’s a quick look at all four: Integrators are taking the QIR program seriously. When the PCI Security Standards Council and Visa Inc. initially released the Qualified Integrator and …

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