Editor's Choice: 4 Key Regulatory Issues of 2011, and SQL Injection Blamed for New BreachA review of the top news items of the month on BankInfoSecurity.com, December 2010
SQL Injection Blamed for New Breach -- An online breach of a New York tourism company's Web site led a foreign hacker to stored data for 110,000 credit cards. And the mode of attack, an SQL injection, is one type of attack industry experts say is the easiest to avoid.
2011 Card Skimming Fraud Threats -- Jeremy King, head of European initiatives for the PCI Security Standards Council, says card skimming is a growing, global problem. Skimming techniques are evolving and organized crime's increasing involvement in skimming incidents is posing challenges for law enforcement, as skimming crimes continue to cross international borders.
A Weak Payments Link -- As we've learned time and time again, the payments chain is only as secure as its weakest link. Not a surprising revelation, admittedly, but one about which we must be constantly reminded.