Monday , October 22, 2018

Fraud & Security

How Fraudsters Are Increasingly Harnessing Mobile Devices And Bots

Payments officials have sensed it for some time, and now the numbers confirm it: Fraud attacks via mobile devices worldwide soared 24% in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2017, totaling 150 million. In the United States alone, the increase was much worse, fully …

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Rambus Token Gateway Receives Visa OK and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/12/18

Rambus Inc. announced its token gateway for e-commerce is one of the first such services to be certified by the Visa Ready program. The gateway streamlines links to the Visa Token Service to tokenize payment credentials for merchants, payment service providers, and merchants. Mobile-payments specialist Glance Technologies Inc. said its …

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Bolt And BigCommerce Team Up on an Instant Checkout Service

BigCommerce Pty. Ltd., an e-commerce platform and online shopping-cart provider, is teaming up with payments provider Bolt Financial Inc. on an instant-checkout service for online merchants. Announced Tuesday, the service is available via a plugin for BigCommerce’s platform. Austin, Texas-based BigCommerce also released its Checkout JS Software Development Kit that …

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USA Technologies’ Stock Tanks on News of Contract Investigation

Unattended payments provider USA Technologies Inc. lost a third of its value Tuesday morning on news it would delay filing its annual report while its board of directors investigates customer contracts and how business was booked. The company had until Sept. 13 to file its annual report with the Securities …

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GAO Calculates Equifax Breach Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/11/18

Georgia State University announced that the new Georgia FinTech Academy, a talent-development initiative involving Georgia’s 26 public institutions of higher learning, will have physical locations at Georgia State and in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. The FinTech Academy is supported by the Atlanta-based American Transaction Processors Coalition. One year after credit-reporting agency Equifax Inc. disclosed its …

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Eye on Data Breaches: British Airways Reports Hack; Survey Finds 21% of Equifax Victims Noticed ‘Unusual’ Financial Activity

Some 380,000 payment cards used by British Airways customers have been compromised in a data breach, and more than one in five consumers surveyed about last year’s massive breach at credit-reporting agency Equifax Inc. reported “unusual activity” in its wake, including new account openings. British Airways, one of Europe’s largest …

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Data Breaches Register on the Stock Market, Too, And Payments Firms Are Hardest Hit

Data breaches bring a slew of bad consequences for the victim, not the least of which are the costs of lost business, remediation, and, possibly, litigation. But for publicly held entities, there’s an additional risk: a lasting hit to the share price. For 24 companies whose shares are traded on …

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PIN-on-Mobile Specialist MyPINPad Secures a Spot on the Thales Hardware Security Module

MyPINPad Ltd., developer of software-based PIN-pad technology, said Wednesday its technology is now embedded in the latest software release of the Thales payShield 9000 hardware security module. Often called PIN-on-mobile, the software from London-based MyPINPad enables secure PIN-pad transactions on consumer-grade mobile devices. Formerly, such transactions only were possible on …

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Global Payments Completes Its AdvancedMD Acquisition and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/5/18

The Electronic Transactions Association launched the ETA Self-Regulation Program, which aims to improve security and reduce risk in the payments industry by identifying and acknowledging underwriters via an attestation process. Merchant processor Global Payments Inc. completed its previously announced $700 million acquisition of medical software provider AdvancedMD. Payments provider CCBill …

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Allied Wallet Releases Gateway API Tools and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/4/18

Yardi, a payment service for property managers, introduced a feature in its Yardi Bill Pay service that lets managers make payments using single-use Mastercard virtual card numbers issued by Fifth Third Bank. Allied Wallet released what it said are new open application programming interface tools for its payment gateway, NextGen. …

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