Monday , October 22, 2018

Fraud & Security

U.K. Banks Report Incidents and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/17/18

In the wake of a major European outage for Visa Inc. this spring, major U.K. banks reported they had sustained a total of 80 “operational and security incidents” within their payments systems during the second quarter of 2018. British regulators this week began requiring banks to publicly disclose major incidents …

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Cardlytics’s Revenue Increases 21% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/15/18

Paysafe Group said it is rebranding merchant acquirer iPayment Holdings Inc. as Paysafe “with immediate effect.” Paysafe acquired iPayment this spring for undisclosed terms. Rewards platform provider Cardlytics Inc. said revenue from Cardlytics Direct, the company’s primary product, hit $35.1 million in the second quarter, up 21% from a year …

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Poll: Most Financial-Services Professionals Expect Little Relief From Payments Fraud

Don’t look for many optimists in the payments industry when it comes to a future with less fraud. Fully 84% of those surveyed by TD Bank say payments fraud will become a bigger threat over the next one to two years. Released Tuesday, the survey, conducted this spring at the …

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A POS System Provider Lands a Cannabis POS Deal

Point-of-sale system provider POSaBIT Inc. announced nine stores of the Starbuds recreational marijuana-dispensary chain will use its POS system. Though POSaBIT, in its press release, did not disclose specifically which payments Starbuds will accept via the POS system, its Web site lists debit card and cryptocurrency acceptance as alternatives to …

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FBI Issues ATM Warning and other Digital Transactions News briefs

The FBI privately warned banks on Friday that cybercriminals are preparing a big “ATM cashout” operation, a choreographed global scheme in which fraudsters hack a bank or payment processor, plant malware that attempts to disable banks’ ATM withdrawal limits and related transaction controls, and use cloned payment cards to withdraw potentially …

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From Spear Phishing to POS Malware, a Security Expert Lays Out His Six Most Worrisome Threats

Malicious attacks on payments systems come in a bewildering array of shapes and sizes, making it a nettlesome problem figuring out which types of attack require the most defensive resources. Yet, the stakes could be highest in the United States, where the average cost per breach, at $225, is one …

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GM Enables More In-Car Payments Options and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/8/18

Flow, a cross-border e-commerce platform, has added a cryptocurrency option through an arrangement with BitPay, a cryptocurrency exchange. Through a so-called marketplace update, General Motors Co. is enabling in-dash fuel payments in select Buick models at Exxon Mobil stations. The capability is expected to come to other GM makes, 2017 …

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Eye on Data: Site Linked to the ICBA’s Bank Leaks Data; Report Says Facebook Wants To Display Card Transactions

A Web-site glitch involving The Independent Community Bankers of America’s bank subsidiary exposed personal data about thousands of credit card applicants for more than a year, according to a report. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that social-media titan Facebook Inc. has asked some of the nation’s largest …

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NuData’s New E-Commerce Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/2/18

USA Technologies Inc. said Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) has signed a multiyear contract for USAT’s ePort Connect contactless-payment technology covering 13,000 vending machines. PBV is said to be the largest privately held bottler for Pepsi products in North America. NuData Security, a unit of Mastercard Inc., released a service to …

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Retailers’ Cost of Fraud Keeps on Rising. Now, It’s $2.94 for Every Fraud Dollar, LexisNexis Says

It’s a fact of doing business that retailers have to contend with fraud. Now, the cost of managing fraud has increased, says LexisNexis Risk Solutions in its 2018 True Cost of Fraud report for retailers. For every dollar of fraud, merchants pay $2.94, a figure that is 6% more than …

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