Wednesday , September 19, 2018

Fraud & Security

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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Wide-Scale Search Capability Emerges to Combat a Rising Risk of Merchant Fraud

With transaction laundering and false-front Web sites a growing problem for acquirers and independent sales organizations, technology vendors are beginning to respond. The latest example is Reno, Nev.-based Conformance Technologies LLC, which this week introduced more powerful tools to combat this growing fraud threat. Conformance has broadened the data elements …

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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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WEX’s Fraud Spike Puts the Spotlight on EMV-Induced Skimmer Placements on Fuel Pumps

Fraudsters are hitting fuel pumps hard as they hunt for the dwindling number of places where they can take advantage of magnetic-stripe payments while EMV chip card acceptance takes hold in U.S. stores and restaurants. Last week, fleet-fueling payment card specialist WEX Inc. revealed that it increased its second-quarter provision …

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Online Fraud Detection And Prevention Bill Will Hit $9.3 Billion by 2022, Says Juniper

With a rapidly expanding e-commerce market, online fraud-detection and -prevention efforts are poised to grow over the next few years. Merchants are expected to spend $9.3 billion annually on these efforts by 2022, says Juniper Research. That’s a 22% increase from the 2017 spending total, though it pales in comparison …

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With Same-Day Debits Two Months Away, Experts Urge Measures to Control Expected Risk

As the nation’s automated clearing house network gears up to introduce same-day debits in September, observers are warning that faster processing is likely to open the door to more fraud unless businesses and financial institutions adopt new policies. Some caution the ACH network’s experience so far with same-day credits, which …

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Many Consumers Expect Advanced Biometrics in Payments’ Future: Survey

What’s the future of electronic payments? For many consumers, it’s one that incorporates biometrics for authentication and payments, finds a survey from Viewpost IP Holdings LLC, a business-to-business payments provider. In the survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers, Viewpost found that 50% believe fingerprint technology—already in use with many …

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Mobile-Accepting Merchants Register Mixed Results in Risk Detection, Survey Reports

With much of the payments business focused on mobile payments, merchants are making progress in dealing with the payment method but are still lagging in key areas, such as the ability to identify overseas transactions, according to survey results released Thursday. Risk-detection, in particular, is an area where results are …

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