Friday , June 22, 2018

Fraud & Security

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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China and Venezuela Lead in E-Commerce Fraud Attacks, Experian Reports

Russia gets a bad rap because of its notorious hackers, but more U.S. e-commerce fraud originates from China and Venezuela than Russia, according to a new report from Experian plc. Experian, which is based in Dublin, Ireland, but has large U.S. businesses in credit reports and marketing and data services, …

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Fraud-Prevention Services Can Aid Merchant Retention, a Survey Finds

What impact can fraud-prevention services have on merchant retention? Apparently, quite a bit, finds the “State of Payment Processing & Fraud: 2018 Report” from Kount Inc. Kount, a Boise, Idaho-based risk-management technology provider, found that 75% of approximately 150 payment-processor respondents say offering fraud-control tools improved merchant retention. The high …

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Klarna Will Bring a 30-Day Pay Later Option to the U.S. Market This Summer

Klarna Inc. is bringing another of its buy now/pay later products to the U.S. market this summer with broader availability later in the year. That’s the word from Jim Lofgren, chief executive of Klarna Inc., the North American arm of the Sweden-based online payments firm. Lofgren, speaking to Digital Transactions …

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The Sobering Lesson From the Latest AFP Survey: ‘Fraudsters Are One Step Ahead’

Payments executives may abhor fraudsters, but they have to admit the scamsters and hackers are a determined lot. The percentage of organizations sustaining actual or attempted payments fraud increased in 2017 for the fourth straight year, reaching a record high 78%, according to the latest “Payments Fraud And Control Survey” …

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New Verizon Report Sheds Light on Hospitality-Industry Data Breaches

Data breaches at restaurants and hotels are nothing new, but a just-out report from Verizon Communications Inc. shows how extensively the hospitality industry gets hit by hackers. New York City-based Verizon, which besides telecommunications has a large business in investigating data breaches, says in its latest annual breach study that …

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Best Buy Customers Have Also Been Caught Up in Vendor Payment Data Breach

Count Best Buy Co. Inc. as another unwilling member of the [24]7.ai Inc. breach that has yielded customer payment information already from Sears Holdings Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. In a statement released Thursday, Best Buy disclosed that an unspecified number of customers were affected when the online chat …

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Many Merchants Expected To Erase Signature Requirements From Their Checkout Counters

Payment card networks and merchant acquirers still don’t have a solid read about how many merchants will take advantage of the networks’ new signature-optional policies that take effect this month. A merchant trade group, however, expects more than half of its members will cease requiring cardholder signatures at the point …

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Eye on Payment Data: Delta, Sears Experience Breaches and ControlScan Debuts a PCI Compliance Service

A vendor that provides online chat services for customer acquisition and engagement appears to be the common thread in breaches disclosed Wednesday by Delta Air Lines Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. The service provider is [24]7.ai Inc., a San Jose, Calif.-based company that provides services like virtual chat agents and …

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