Tuesday , February 18, 2020

Possible Widening of Desjardins Breach and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/11/19

  • Quebec-based Desjardins Group said the former employee suspected of orchestrating a massive data breach that affected 4.2 million members of the big credit-union federation also had access to the personal information of a further 1.8 million credit card holders who are not Desjardins members, the CBC reported.
  • ACI Worldwide released the latest version of its bill-payment service ACI Speedpay, including new digital-payment options for auto, insurance, mortgage, and utility payments. ACI acquired Speedpay earlier this year from The Western Union Co. for $750 million.
  • Mobile and online bill-pay service doxo Inc. said its payable-biller directory now exceeds 60,000 entries, up 45% in the past year. More than 3.5 million consumers have paid bills on doxo, the company said.
  • Radial, a provider of e-commerce technology services, said it is working with payments provider Klarna to provide installment-credit support to shoppers at Radial merchants.
  • In related news, customer-engagement specialist Leanplum said installment-credit provider Afterpay is using its services to improve consumer engagement through data-based personalization.
  • Brex Inc., a provider of corporate card and rewards programs for businesses, announced a $200-million line of credit from Credit Suisse to support the expansion of its e-commerce service.

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