MasterCard is testing a biometric wristband that authenticates a user's identity for payment card transactions by monitoring their heartbeat. Payment experts weigh in on whether the technology has the potential for widespread use in preventing card fraud.
Poor post-breach communication can cause as much damage to a company's reputation as the cyber-incident itself, says Al Pascual, a senior analyst at Javelin Strategy & Research, who will speak at ISMG's Fraud Summit Dallas.
The developers of the Backoff point-of-sale malware that's infected more than 1,000 U.S. businesses have continued to refine their attack code, including encrypting communications and making the malware tougher to spot or eradicate, researchers say.
The Dutch government this week upheld a 2012 U.S. extradition request for Vladimir Drinkman, who's accused of masterminding the "Shadowcrew" team that hacked Nasdaq, 7-Eleven and others, stealing 160 million cards and causing $300 million in damages.
A foreign currency flaw in Visa's EMV-based contactless payment card system in the U.K. could be abused to commit fraud using NFC-enabled Android devices, researchers say. But Visa discounts the possibility of real-world attacks succeeding.
FBI and Department of Homeland Security agents have arrested two men on charges that they stole $5.8 million using reloadable debit cards, which they funded by tricking to threatening victims into adding funds to a money-sending service.
The developer of CurrentC, a mobile wallet application, has confirmed a breach at its e-mail provider, which has resulted in the compromise of e-mail addresses for those participating in a pilot program or who requested information about it.
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Many issuers of chip-based credit cards will likely allow U.S. consumers to complete transactions with a signature, not a PIN, which will limit the fraud protections offered by EMV cards, says Citizen Financial Group's Tim Webb.
Visa is working closely with U.S. banking institutions and retailers to enhance payments security and push the migration toward EMV, says the card brand's Eduardo Perez, a featured presenter at ISMG's Fraud Summit New York.
In his keynote address at the ISMG Fraud Summit New York on Oct. 21, PCI's Bob Russo predicts credit card fraud will significantly rise in the short term as EMV payment cards get rolled out in the United States. Find out why.
Staples has confirmed that it's investigating a potential data breach after a report warned that elevated levels of payment card fraud had recently been tied to card numbers used by consumers who shopped at the office supply retailer.
While fraud-fighting experts are debating the long-term impact President Obama's "BuySecure Initiative" will have on speeding EMV adoption in the U.S., they agree the president is drawing attention to the need for stronger card security.