Click2Gov municipal payment portals for eight U.S. cities were compromised after an apparent vulnerability in the software. More than 20,000 stolen payment card records have turned up in underground markets, says Gemini Advisory.
This week's ISMG Security Report analyzes the cost of business email compromise attacks and the recent arrest of dozens of suspects. Also featured: updates on the easy availability of low-cost hacking tools and the latest payment card fraud trends.
Google's Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, powering over 2.5 billion devices.
In this exclusive session, Eugene Liderman, Director of Mobile Security Strategy, Google, outlines Android's multi-layered security strategy, which includes hardware and software protections, as well as...
Attacks on card-not-present (CNP) merchants are escalating rapidly globally, fueled by rampant breaches, automated credential stuffing attacks, and the rapid growth of the CNP transactional category as a whole. The trend line is concerning for merchants, issuers, and the payment networks alike, as the industry seeks...
Threat actors are increasingly targeting the APAC region for payment card fraud, according to a report from Gemini Advisory. For example, a group of hackers recently stole information on more than 1 million credit cards in South Korea. What can be done to stop the fraud?
A newly discovered vulnerability in Visa's contactless payment cards could allow fraudsters to bypass payment limits of 30 British pounds ($37) at U.K. banks, according to researchers at Positive Technologies, who claim the vulnerability could be exploited in other countries as well.
2018 saw a further increase in the frequency and complexity of cyberattacks being levelled at organizations and in several cases, resulted in high-profile customer data breaches. Global companies such as Facebook, Uber and Quora all fell victim to cyberattacks that left them facing huge financial costs and...
Hackers appear to have accessed a new mobile payment app for 7-Eleven customers in Japan, taking about $500,000 from 900 customers over several days. Poor passwords and authentication designs by the company are likely to blame, according to media reports.
Criminal gangs have been hitting e-commerce sites hard lately by injecting their malicious code to "skim" customers' payment card details. In a recent twist, Malwarebytes spotted a malicious iFrame that steps in front of the normal payment process to intercept card details.
Over the years, the Federal Reserve has worked alongside the industry to pursue real-time, safe, highly secure, efficient, broadly inclusive and ubiquitous payment services in the U.S. The U.S. payments and fraud landscape continues to shift as technology evolves and new risks emerge. During this session, attendees...
In the latest incident, an attack targeted about 200 online campus stores in the U.S. and Canada, Trend Micro reports. But this attack apparently was waged by a new group.
Russian national Anton Bogdanov has been charged with stealing more than $1.5 million from the Internal Revenue Service via a tax return fraud scheme. He was arrested last November while on vacation in Thailand, at U.S. request, and subsequently extradited.
The advent of faster payments has helped accelerate authorized push payment fraud schemes in which victims are defrauded under false pretenses. Banking regulators are responding to the trend, and Rob Tharle of NICE Actimize offers advice for multilayered defense.