More than 1,000 U.S. businesses have likely been infected by Backoff, a new point-of-sale malware linked to numerous remote-access attacks, according to an Aug. 22 advisory from the Department of Homeland Security.
Visa's new intelligent analytics service aims to help gas stations reduce card. But experts say the service could reduce fraud for other merchants, too, and bridge the gap between the mag-stripe and EMV.
The PCI Council has unveiled new guidance for mitigating payment card risks posed by third parties. Troy Leach, the council's CTO, explains how banking institutions and merchants can put the guidance to use.
The hacker community can be a cynical crowd, or perhaps a realistic one, that tries to make the best of the threats confronting society. CISO Dan Geer, for example, prefers to hire security folks who are, more than anything else, sadder but wiser.
The FDIC this week removed its list of high-risk merchant categories from guidance related to third-party payment processors. Experts say pressure from merchants may have been the catalyst for the change.
Sources say a yet-to-be-confirmed breach of payment card data linked to transactions at Goodwill Industries could be linked to a point-of-sale vulnerability that may have affected other numerous merchants.
Point-of-sale retail breaches are the rage, but they are just one cyber-crime trend on the mind of RSA researcher Uri Fleyder. What are the malware and mobile threats that organizations should monitor?