Friday , October 19, 2018

Fraud & Security

FIS’s Baseball Play and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/15/18

Visa Inc. is sponsoring a contest in which the winner will receive an international trip on which all expenses will be paid without using cash. Applicants must submit a short video by June 15. Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) has extended to 2022 an agreement with Minor League Baseball …

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Chili’s Reports Malware-Related Data Compromise at Company-Owned Restaurants

An undetermined number of Chili’s Grill and Bar restaurants sustained a data breach in March and April, Chili’s parent company Brinker International Inc. reported over the weekend. Dallas-based Brinker divulged few details in a Saturday post on the Chili’s Web site and in a new release the same day. It …

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Florida County Government Accepts Bitcoin and other Digital Transactions News briefs

Fraud-mitigation specialist Verifi released its “The Chargeback Triangle” report, completed by Javelin Strategy & Research, that found consumer disputes and chargebacks created $31 billion in financial losses in 2017, with merchants taking on almost $19 billion and issuing banks $12 billion. It also found that for every dollar in a …

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CPI Card Group’s Prepaid Card Sales Grow and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/11/18

The Western Union Co.’s Speedpay subsidiary announced the latest release of its Next Gen bill-payment platform. Card manufacturer CPI Card Group Inc. reported that first-quarter sales of credit and debit cards for the U.S. market fell 6.5% year-over-year, but U.S. prepaid card sales jumped 63%. The number of data breaches …

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With Synthetic ID Fraud Losses Soaring, Complications Beset a Search for Solutions

Cyberthieves can use the payment credentials they steal to charge products to the people who are the legitimate owners of that data. That’s bad enough. But increasingly, these fraudsters are using the information they glean from data breaches to invent fresh identities, sometimes out of whole cloth, leaving credit card …

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Risk Levels Surge for E-Commerce And for Payment Processors, Finds ThreatMetrix

E-commerce attacks increased 93% in the first quarter of 2018 in comparison to the same quarter a year ago, finds the Q1 2018 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix, a unit of LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Based on an analysis of 210 million attacks ThreatMetrix detected and stopped on behalf of its clients, …

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After an Initial Hit, PNC Bank Cuts Its Zelle P2P Fraud

PNC Bank customers like Zelle, but fraudsters liked the person-to-person payments service a little too much after PNC rolled it out last July, according to a bank  executive. Paul Trozzo, senior vice president and product group manager, on Tuesday dubbed Zelle “very successful” for the Pittsburgh-based bank, a unit of The …

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Are Masterpass and Visa Checkout Doomed by the New Shared Buy Button?

Speculation that Visa Checkout and Masterpass brands may be on the way out has surfaced following announcements last week from Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. they would support a shared buy button for online purchases based on EMVCo’s Secure Remote Commerce specification. Reports of a possible phaseout of Masterpass, launched …

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COMMENTARY: Don’t Shut Merchants out of Development of Secure Remote Commerce

The global payment networks announced last week their support for the EMVCo Secure Remote Commerce Framework (SRC) and mentioned proprietary programs being introduced predicated on this framework with the promise to deliver security, standardization, simplification, fraud reduction, and increased conversion for digital commerce. The promise sounds like a keeper. Yet …

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Nearly Two-Thirds of Global POS Card Transactions Now Involve EMV Chip Cards and Terminals

Boosted by the rapid rise of chip card payments in Asia and the United States, more than half of general-purpose credit and debit cards worldwide now have an EMV chip, EMVCo reported Thursday. Plus, nearly two-thirds of card-present transactions now involve an EMV card being read by a point-of-sale terminal that …

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