Friday , January 19, 2018

Fraud & Security

Stolen Data Ranges From 20 Cents to More Than $15 on Cybercriminals’ Shopping List

The underground market for personally identifiable information is flourishing, with criminals paying as little as 20 cents to as much as $15 for verified credentials across the dark market. That’s the latest from RSA Security LLC, a data-security company. The Bedford, Mass.-based firm released the 2018 Cybercriminal Shopping List Tuesday, …

Read More »

Fraud Balloons for Electronics Retailers While Post-EMV Online Fraud Abates, Forter Says

Just days before the holiday shopping season begins in earnest, yet another indicator emerges that merchants, especially those selling electronics, should be ready for the onslaught of both legitimate transactions and those perpetrated by criminals. That’s because the recently released Forter/MRC Fraud Attack Index found that attacks against electronics retailers …

Read More »

The Clearing House’s Real-Time Payments System Goes Live

The Clearing House’s much-anticipated real-time payments system, dubbed RTP, went live late Monday afternoon, ushering in a new era of faster electronic payments in the United States. The transaction between The Bank of New York Mellon Corp.’s BNY Mellon subsidiary and U.S. Bancorp’s U.S. Bank was completed at 4:59:40 p.m. …

Read More »

More Younger Than Older Consumers Are Okay Shopping Online With Debit Cards

More younger consumers than older ones prefer using debit cards for online shopping, finds the “Holiday Shopping Consumer Survey Results” released by Vantiv Inc. In the survey of more than 1,000 consumers, 32% of Millennials and 27% of Generation X said using a debit card was their preferred online-shopping method. …

Read More »

PayPal Suspends Operations on the TIO Network After Discovering ‘Security Vulnerabilities’

PayPal Holdings Inc.’s planned integration of its TIO Networks bill-pay operation hit a major snag late Friday when PayPal said it had shut down TIO’s system after the discovery of a security issue. Neither PayPal nor TIO released details about the issue. In a statement, PayPal said it involves “security …

Read More »

ThreatMetrix Reports a 100% Increase in Third-Quarter Cyberattacks in Just Two Years

It’s not a pretty picture, but then anything detailing the proliferation of cybercrime isn’t likely to have a bright side. ThreatMetrix Inc., in its “2017 Q3 Cybercrime Report,” says it detected and stopped 171 million attacks in the third quarter, a 100% increase from the 2015 third quarter. The report, …

Read More »

As the Holiday-Shopping Season Looms, E-Retailers Face Rising Security Challenges

The fourth-quarter holiday shopping season may be a big present in the form of more sales for retailers, but it may also bring with it a lump of coal in the form of amped-up cyberattacks and fraud attempts. Two of the most beneficial measures retailers can take to secure their …

Read More »

Frequency of Breaches Points up Limited Capabilities of Cybersecurity Teams, Survey Says

Data breaches have grown so frequent that at least some observers have begun to question whether cybersecurity staffs within corporate and government entities are up to the challenge of stopping them. “You just have to look at the continued ubiquity of breaches in the headlines to know that we’re losing …

Read More »

COMMENTARY: How To Avoid a Hidden Retail Security Threat

In 2015, 70% of breaches reported by global retailers were directed at POS devices. With the quantity of exploits only increasing, retail CIOs cannot rely on industry minimum guidelines to set out their security strategy. While the Payment Card Industry data-security standard (PCI DSS) provides a strong baseline of security …

Read More »

Overwhelming Numbers of Consumers, Businesses Want IoT Security Regulations

Security professionals have been warning about the data-security risks of connecting millions of non-computer devices to the Internet, and those warnings appear to be making an impact. Newly released results of an international consumer and business survey by payment-security technology provider Gemalto NV say that 90% of consumers lack confidence …

Read More »