Vermont's $30,000 settlement with a breached retailer proves states can play an important role in holding retailers more accountable for losses associated with card fraud, and issuers should take notice, one banker says.
Russian authorities have reportedly arrested a man believed to be the author of the Blackhole exploit kit, widely used by cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities in Web browsers and other software to infect user computers with malware.
Face-to-face and over-the-phone social-engineering schemes are increasingly used to perpetrate fraud, highlighting the need for more education and real-time transaction monitoring, says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
Organizations in all sectors should take steps now to avoid security and operational risks associated with Microsoft's plans to discontinue support of the Windows XP operating system next year, security experts say.
Despite the recent lull in al-Qassam Cyber Fighters' DDoS attacks against U.S. banks, the ABA's Doug Johnson and FS-ISAC's Bill Nelson warn banks to avoid complacency, noting that DDoS attacks pose an ongoing threat.
Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable, says fraud expert Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner. She explains why so-called behavioral authentication is the only reliable way to verify users.
Randy Trzeciak and his CERT Insider Threat Center colleagues are working to broaden the definition of the insider threat to incorporate not just the risk to information and IT but to facilities and people, too.
In the wake of an ongoing stream of merchant and payment processing breaches, the FDIC is reminding smaller banking institutions that they are ultimately responsible for ensuring the security of cardholder data.
Mitigating card risks associated with retail malware attacks and POS vulnerabilities is a focus of updates to the PCI Data Security Standard, say Bob Russo and Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council.
Too many organizations are spending far too much money on gathering big data that they cannot put to good use, such as for fraud prevention, says IDC analyst Jerry Silva, who stresses that investments must have strategic value.