A card compromise at a California-based grocery chain has raised questions about the efficacy of PCI-DSS. Experts say even if merchants are compliant, fraudsters can easily get around the security measures.
Banks and credit unions are feverishly working to meet the FFIEC's authentication compliance deadline next year. But experts say institutions should be looking beyond the guidance, by making investments in cross-channel fraud detection.
Two fraud suspects had the perfect scheme, skimming payment card numbers at local gas pumps and then using counterfeit cards to buy more than $70,000 worth of goods at area merchants. But then they got greedy.
What fraud and security issues does Paul Smocer, the new president of BITS, see as being top concerns in the coming year? Mobile payments, social media, and a strong need for institutions and organizations to comply with existing guidance top the list.
A Pasco County, Fla., man has been charged for his involvement in a summer skimming spree that targeted Bank of America ATMs. Why do authorities believe he likely has connections to an international crime ring?
Skimming incidents at bank branch ATMs and vestibules are adding up to huge losses. One bank says it could easily lose $50,000 over one weekend at a single ATM. So, what can institutions do to deter and detect skimmers?
These arrests also highlight the U.S. vulnerability to crimes involving payment cards with magnetic stripes. "The U.S. is a criminal's playground right now," says John Buzzard of FICO Card Alert Service.
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"It should provide fuel for anyone calling for data breach legislation to include criminal sanctions ...," says Neal O'Farrell of the Identity Theft Council. "This was nothing short of a clumsy cover-up."