A Japanese ATM cash-out scheme that stole $19 million from South Africa's Standard Bank in less than three hours illustrates why devising better ways to mitigate the risks posed by such schemes must be a priority for financial institutions in markets - including the U.S. - that still rely on mag stripe debit cards.
As Europe counts down to implementing its General Data Protection Regulation, which will require EU-wide data breach notifications for the first time, similar efforts to enact a single federal law in the United States remain stalled.
LinkedIn failed to force all users to reset their passwords after a 2012 breach of at least 6.5 million credentials came to light. But it turns out the breach actually compromised 167 million accounts. Whoops.
After blaming a recent spate of bank robberies on banks' poor information security practices, SWIFT has changed its tune. Now it says it wants to help financial firms spot related fraud and better share information about unfolding threats.
Upticks in point-of-sale fraud and surges in ATM skimming are hitting community banks hard, Doug Johnson of the American Bankers Association says in this video interview. Why are smaller institutions feeling the pain?
Walmart's lawsuit against Visa, which claims the card brand is unfairly preventing retailers from requiring that customers enter PINs when they conduct EMV debit transactions, poses important questions about fair business practices, says Liz Garner of the Merchant Advisory Group.
Another series of SWIFT-enabled hack attacks against a bank has come to light, following the theft of $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh and SWIFT warning that other banks are also being targeted.
Ransomware, regulations, botnets, information sharing and policing strategies were just some of the topics that dominated the "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" hosted by Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.
The FFIEC has released detailed security guidance for mobile banking and payments that its examiners will now use in their assessments of financial institutions. Banking security experts offer a critique.
Restaurant chain Wendy's says fewer than 300 of its 5,500 locations were affected by a fall 2015 malware attack that infected a POS system not used at its other locations. The breach highlights why all franchisees under a corporate brand should use the same well-tested POS system, says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
A security firm claims to have obtained from a young Russian hacker a data set that includes 272 million unique credentials for Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo email addresses, among others. But there's no reason to panic, security experts say.
Have you tested things before they break? Could an email be a trap? In honor of Star Wars Day, we proudly present essential cybersecurity lessons as derived from - and delivered via - the wisdom and wit of the iconic space opera.
Despite continued efforts to shore up security to protect payment card data and other financial information, the U.S. financial services and retail sectors had more data breaches in 2015 than any other business sectors worldwide, according to Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations report.
In the aftermath of the settlement of banks' post-breach lawsuit against Target, one financial institution is now suing Wendy's seeking to recoup breach-related expenses for all affected card issuers. But are the suit's claims about the impact of a lack of EMV capabilities justified?
Visa's new plan to help merchants speed checkout times for EMV chip payments sounds good, in theory. But in reality, it isn't likely to have much immediate impact on either speeding EMV adoption or enhancing the user experience.