Two researchers who launched a crowdsourced effort to subscribe to the Shadow Brokers' monthly leak of stolen Equation Group exploits - on behalf of the entire information security community - have dropped their effort, citing legal concerns.
A new open payments standard aims to not only enhance card security but also improve and expand the functions available through EMV. Payments expert Roger Applewhite says the standard will open new doors for cryptology and transaction routing.
Russian threat intelligence firm Group-IB alleges that North Korea is behind recent attacks against financial institutions in Europe employing fraudulent SWIFT messages. But other experts caution that such conclusions shouldn't be made solely based on technical data.
Chris Sibila of Elements Financial Credit Union says thwarting socially engineered schemes waged against call centers as well as debit fraud linked to card breaches spurred the financial institution to hire its first full-time fraud investigator, who's already helping to curb fraud losses.
Restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill says customers' payment card data was stolen via point-of-sale malware installed at the vast majority of its more than 2,000 restaurant locations for more than three weeks.
Target has reached a record settlement agreement with 47 states' attorneys general over its 2013 data breach. The breach resulted in hackers compromising 41 million customers' payment card details and contact details for more than 60 million customers being exposed.
Criminals have long aimed to separate people from their possessions. So for anyone who follows ransomware, the WannaCry outbreak won't come as a shock. Nor will longstanding advice for surviving ransomware shakedowns: Prepare, or prepare to pay.
Mobile payments are more secure than online and card payments, says David Lott, a payments risk expert with the Retail Payments Risk Forum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. But how customers use their mobile devices can dramatically affect transactional security.
Travel industry software giant Sabre has alerted hotels that its software-as-a-service SynXis Central Reservations system - used by more than 36,000 properties - was breached and payment card data and customers' personal details may have been stolen.
An analysis on why small businesses are increasingly being targeted by hackers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, potential medical device hacks pose risk to patients, and payment fraud evolves as the threat landscape intensifies.
In the wake of fraud reports, Blowout Cards has issued a security alert to customers, warning that an attacker hacked its website and installed a PHP file designed to skim payment card details at the time of purchase.
Intercontinental Hotels Group says that in addition to 12 hotels that it directly manages suffering a point-of-sale malware outbreak that began in 2016, 1,200 IHG-branded franchise hotel locations in the United States were also affected.
Businesses that fail to block former employees' server access or spot any other unauthorized access are asking for trouble. While the vast majority of ex-employees will behave scrupulously, why leave such matters to chance?