A growing number of ATM card reader eavesdropping attacks involve attackers getting in through a tried-and-true method - taking advantage of commonly used electronic access keys or codes. What can be done to stop these attacks?
A new breach reported by Heartland Payment Systems won't get much attention. But this incident could be more damaging to the undisclosed number of consumers affected than was Heartland's 2008 payment card breach.
Visa has agreed to increase the reimbursement paid to banking institutions that must reissue cards in the wake of a merchant breach. Now the smaller card issuers, such as community banks, are getting paid the most.
In the wake of the breaches suffered by JPMorgan Chase, Sony and Anthem, attack attribution and information sharing are playing more prominent roles for banking leaders, and they will be key discussion points at the upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco.
A banking regulator's comments about the need for retailers to bear responsibility for card breaches are outdated. Merchants aren't to blame for our broken payments system. Rather than point fingers, regulators need to offer stronger leadership.
An upcoming series of summits on fighting financial fraud and mitigating advanced persistent threats will provide timely insights from industry thought leaders on the critical steps to take to address emerging risks.
A recent interview about why retailers say EMV without the PIN is a fruitless fraud-fighting effort has spurred debate among retailers and bankers. In the end, though, bankers' resistance to PIN is all about time and money.