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Equifax Hackers Stole 200k Credit Card Accounts in One Fell Swoop

Visa and MasterCard are sending confidential alerts to financial institutions across the United States this week, warning them about more than 200,000 credit cards that were stolen in the epic data breach announced last week at big-three credit bureau Equifax. At first glance, the private notices obtained by KrebsOnSecurity appear to suggest that hackers ini
Publish At:2017-09-30 15:56 | Read:2810 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other apache struts cve-2017-5638 Equifax breach mastercard

Payments Giant Verifone Investigating Breach

Credit and debit card payments giant Verifone [NYSE: PAY] is investigating a breach of its internal computer networks that appears to have impacted a number of companies running its point-of-sale solutions, according to sources. Verifone says the extent of the breach was limited to its corporate network and that its payment services network was not impacted.
Publish At:2017-03-07 20:00 | Read:3829 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Andy Payment Anunak avivah litan Carbanak Foregenix Ga

Fast Food Chain Arby’s Acknowledges Breach

Sources at nearly a half-dozen banks and credit unions independently reached out over the past 48 hours to inquire if I’d heard anything about a data breach at Arby’s fast-food restaurants. Asked about the rumors, Arby’s told KrebsOnSecurity that it recently remediated a breach involving malicious software installed on payment card systems
Publish At:2017-02-10 04:15 | Read:2299 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Arby's breach Arby's Restaurant Group breach Christoph

Giant Food Sees Giant Card Fraud Spike

Citing a recent and large increase in credit card fraud, Washington, DC-area grocer Giant Food says it will no longer allow customers to use credit cards when purchasing gift cards and reloadable or prepaid debit cards. A new warning sign at Giant Food checkout counters. Giant says the warning was prompted by a spike in credit card fraud. I had no idea this
Publish At:2016-04-20 21:50 | Read:3514 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine American Express bank pin-based debit gian

Can Selfies Be the Next Multifactor Authentication Method?

Earlier this summer, MasterCard announced a new multifactor authentication option for its cardholders: the selfie. Customers will soon be able to incorporate a selfie and facial recognition software into their accounts. The pilot program starts in the fall and will incorporate fingerprint scanning as well as facial recognition. Users will need to download an
Publish At:2015-08-28 01:55 | Read:2510 | Comments:0 | Tags:Identity & Access Authentication Biometric Security Biometri

‘Privacy Visor’ Designed to Interfere with Facial Recognition Technology

Many see endless possibilities in facial recognition technology, an optimism which has all ready led to a number of applications for this emerging form of identification and verification. For example, local and state police departments, not to mention the Federal Bureau of Investigations, have spent the past few decades incorporating recognition software int
Publish At:2015-08-12 15:25 | Read:2381 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles facial recognition technolo

‘Revolution’ Crimeware & EMV Replay Attacks

In October 2014, KrebsOnSecurity examined a novel “replay” attack that sought to exploit implementation weaknesses at U.S. financial institutions that were in the process of transitioning to more secure chip-based credit and debit cards. Today’s post looks at one service offered in the cybercrime underground to help thieves perpetrate this
Publish At:2015-04-02 00:05 | Read:3674 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Web Fraud 2.0 avivah litan chip cards cryptogram EMV g

Nike Faces Lawsuit Following Accusations of Stealing ‘Cyber Talent’ from MasterCard

 The Portland-based sportswear giant Nike has been accused by MasterCard Inc. of “conspiring” to steal its cyber security talent after recruiting two top information security managers.According to a report by Bloomberg, ex-MasterCard Chief Information Security Officer William E. Dennings and former Senior Engineering Manager Ryan Fusselman were urged to
Publish At:2015-02-07 02:10 | Read:3653 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News cybersecurity Mastercard Nike

Visa, MasterCard Removing Passwords from 3D Secure

Payment giants Visa and MasterCard announced plans to eliminate the need for password authentication in the companies’ respective “Verified by Visa” and “SecureCode” payment platforms which are designed to add an additional layer of security to online transactions.In a press release, MasterCard announced that ultimate goal of an
Publish At:2014-11-17 22:15 | Read:2817 | Comments:0 | Tags:Web Security 3D Secure credit card Mastercard payment Visa

Chip & PIN vs. Chip & Signature

The Obama administration recently issued an executive order requiring that federal agencies migrate to more secure chip-and-PIN based credit cards for all federal employees that are issued payment cards. The move marks a departure from the far more prevalent “chip-and-signature” standard, an approach that has been overwhelmingly adopted by a majo
Publish At:2014-10-31 02:20 | Read:3686 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Security Tools The Coming Storm Aite Group

‘Replay’ Attacks Spoof Chip Card Charges

An odd new pattern of credit card fraud emanating from Brazil and targeting U.S. financial institutions could spell costly trouble for banks that are just beginning to issue customers more secure chip-based credit and debit cards. Over the past week, at least three U.S. financial institutions reported receiving tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent cred
Publish At:2014-10-27 03:50 | Read:2622 | Comments:0 | Tags:The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 avivah litan chip cards clone

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