Monday , July 16, 2018

Fraud & Security

Citing Fraud Risk, the FTC Seeks to Bar Telemarketers from Using Four Payment Methods

  If the Federal Trade Commission has its way, all telemarketers will be banned from using remotely created checks and three other payment methods in any transaction. The sweeping ban, which the FTC posted this week in a proposed rulemaking, would also prohibit telemarketers from collecting payment via remotely created …

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ATM Heists and Global Payments Hack Demonstrate Havoc from Processor Breaches

  Three recent breaches at payment card processors show just how much damage such breaches can do, and provide reminders about how hacked companies do their best to say as little as they can about them publicly. Federal authorities say the latest two breaches, which garnered worldwide headlines in recent …

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Checkout Proves To Be the Achilles Heel of Mobile Commerce

  Mobile devices may be making it easier for consumers to shop anywhere online, any time, but high shopping-cart abandonment rates are preventing them from cashing in big on this new sales channel. A recent survey by payments-and-authentication- services provider Jumio Inc. reveals that two-thirds of respondents attempting to make …

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Organized Crime, Espionage, And ‘Social’ Tactics Drive Recent Data Breaches

  Financially motivated cybercrime accounted for 75% of data breaches in 2012, with state-affiliated espionage campaigns aimed at stealing intellectual property ranking second at 20%, according to the Verizon 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report released on Tuesday. In 2012, breaches affecting financial organizations accounted for 37% of the total, followed …

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Processor Global Payments Prepares To Close the Book on Its Data Breach

With little fanfare, Global Payments Inc. last week disclosed that the payment card networks had returned it their lists of processors compliant with the Payment Card Industry data-security standard (PCI) following remediation efforts the merchant processor began after the data breach it disclosed a year ago. Atlanta-based Global Payments also …

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How Merchants Can Protect Card Data in the Mobile-Payments ‘Dead Zone’

  Can merchants make payment applications that run on smart phones secure? Yes, but only after they take some steps they might find to be difficult, according to an expert steeped in the intricacies of the Payment Card Industry data-security standard (PCI). “Smart phones were not built for taking payments, …

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Today’s Data-Security Technology Just Doesn’t Cut It, Experts Tell E-Commerce Execs

  Like metastatic cancer, the cyberattacks originating from ordinary hackers all the way up to national governments seem to be getting worse by the day, according to security experts who spoke Wednesday to a conference of e-commerce executives. Case in point: last week, citizens of South Korea couldn’t use banks …

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Why ATM Skimming Fraud Jumped Ahead of Point-of-Sale Skimming in 2012

  Credit and debit card skimming at automated teller machines outstripped card skimming at the point of sale in 2012, according to a new fraud report from FICO Labs, a San Jose, Calif.-based predictive-analytics and decision-management software unit of Fair Isaac Corp. Twenty states also saw an increase in credit …

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Retailer Genesco Sues Visa To Recover $13 Million in Disputed PCI Fines

  Sports apparel and accessories retailer Genesco Inc. has gone to court to challenge  $13.3 million in fines levied by Visa Inc. for alleged violations of the Payment Card Industry data-security standard. Genesco’s may be the first retailer lawsuit filed against a card network over the PCI security standards, according …

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The FTC Warns of Fraud and Consumer Privacy Issues as Mobile Payments Gain Traction

The Federal Trade Commission is becoming concerned that consumers who use the many emerging mobile-payments services won’t always be protected from fraud and privacy violations. In a staff report released this week entitled “Paper, Plastic or Mobile? An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments,” the FTC lists a series of recommendations …

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