A class action suit against breached restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro is unlikely to succeed, some security experts say, because proving consumer losses linked to specific merchant data breaches is difficult.
Could too much regulatory oversight hinder cyberthreat information sharing, rather than encourage it? That's an increasing concern for bankers, who argue regulators could bog down progress in cybersecurity.
If the NSA's meddling in NIST cryptography standards soiled the reputation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an amendment approved by the House of Representatives could help restore it.
Over the next five years, the U.S. payments infrastructure is slated to undergo a major overhaul, with the Federal Reserve leading the charge. Two Fed leaders share insights on the impact on U.S. banking institutions.
P.F. Chang's confirmed card breach has renewed debate about the state of security at U.S. merchants. The PCI Council's Bob Russo says that while there has been progress in recent months, the retail industry still has a long way to go.
"Banks can play offense, to use mobile in a justifiable way to engage customers into their security," says Jim Van Dyke of Javelin Strategy & Research. He outlines a strategy for using mobile devices to enhance fraud detection.
The Financial Stability Oversight Council says banking regulators need to ensure institutions are expanding their cyber-intelligence sharing and third-party oversight as attacks against the financial infrastructure mount.
MasterCard is officially extending its zero-liability policy to U.S. consumers victimized by fraud perpetrated through PIN-based debit and ATM transactions. But some card issuers say this is merely formalizing protections they already offer.
Bulgarian and French law enforcement authorities made 11 arrests in an effort to take down a Bulgarian organized crime network suspected of conducting an electronic payment fraud and currency counterfeiting operation.
MasterCard is extending its zero-liability policy for U.S. consumers who are victims of fraud to include all PIN-based and ATM transactions. The company is also offering all cardholders in the U.S. identity theft resolution assistance.