Detectives have arrested seven suspects and seek 13 more in an ATM skimming investigation involving hundreds of credit and debit cards compromised in parts of Canada, the U.S., Australia and Indonesia.
"The misfortune here for the banks is that they can have the best fraud-detection systems out there ... but it all breaks down when they call the 'hacker' to verify the transaction," says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
The Europay, MasterCard, Visa standard, commonly used in most global markets, is coming to the U.S. The sooner issuers, acquirers and merchants initiate migrations, the better, says Stephanie Ericksen, head of authentication product integration at Visa.
Recently discovered viruses, consisting of Trojans and other malware, at City College of San Francisco have stolen personal banking information and other data from perhaps tens of thousands of students, faculty and administrators, says John Rizzo, president of the board of trustees.
A legal dispute between a small merchant in Utah and its former payments processor has fueled a debate over contracts between merchants and acquirers. If successful, this case could spur contractual shifts that change the way card brands view liability after card breaches.
Improved collaboration and communication between small businesses and financial institutions is the first step toward improving online security, says Mark Patterson, an ACH fraud victim. What else would help?