The U.S. e-commerce website, PulseTV, recently disclosed a data security breach involving over 200,000 customer credit card details. It is believed that only customers who purchased products on the website with a credit card between Nov. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2021 may have been affected.
Four editors at ISMG discuss important cybersecurity issues, including law enforcement agencies' crackdown on ransomware operations, how banks are building their technology stacks to counter card fraud and whether the "work from anywhere" model is beneficial for employees in the long term.
In order to counter card-not-present fraud, banks in South Africa need user and entity behavior analytics - or UEBA - and artificial intelligence says Deon Louw, head of fraud, RBB at Nedbank in South Africa.
Multiple cybercriminal groups appear to be targeting relatively new entrants in the space with phishing attacks. In what cybersecurity analysts at Group-IB call a "cannibalistic approach," these gangs are impersonating underground card shops to dupe the newbies for monetary gain.
With many countries opening up for tourists, the airline industry is seeing a rise in fraudulent credit card transactions, says Johan Waldeck, senior forensic investigator at Comair Limited, a leading South African airline company.
Neiman Marcus Group says it is notifying 4.6 million of its online customers who are affected by a data breach that occurred in May 2020. The data includes personally identifiable data, payment and gift cards, online account credentials and security questions.
A Russian-speaking cybercriminal recently sold on a darknet forum thousands of stolen payment and gift cards that researchers at Gemini Advisory believe were taken from the now-defunct online gift card exchange Cardpool.com.
As digital payments have skyrocketed as a result of the surge in e-commerce during the pandemic, more organizations have provided feedback on enhancing EMVCo's specifications to help fight fraud, two executives with the global technical body say.
A Russian national who co-founded the Infraud Organization's online cybercrime forum, which trafficked in stolen payment card data and was tied to more than $560 million in fraud losses, has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison.
Cybercriminal gangs operating darknet stolen payment card marketplaces are scrambling to attract customers from the now-closed Joker's Stash card market, according to the security firms Kela and Flashpoint.
Other darknet marketplaces apparently are preparing to fill the underground economy's need for a steady stream of stolen payment card data if the Joker's Stash site closes Feb. 15 as its administrator has announced. Some researchers believe the administrator may even launch a new marketplace.
Joker's Stash, the notorious underground marketplace that has specialized in the sale of stolen payment card data, is reportedly shutting down in February with its administrator claiming he will "retire" at that time, according to Gemini Advisory. Researchers say fraudsters will quickly move to other sites.
Facebook's relaunch and rebrand of its Libra digital payment initiative as Diem is seen by some as a shadow of its former self. Financial services commentator Chris Skinner explains why state governments and AML concerns are to blame.
Identity management will be at the forefront of securing remote work in the coming year. Jason Bohrer, new leader of the Secure Technology Alliance and the U.S. Payments Forum, describes key initiatives as he steps into this role.