Staples has confirmed that it's investigating a potential data breach after a report warned that elevated levels of payment card fraud had recently been tied to card numbers used by consumers who shopped at the office supply retailer.
While fraud-fighting experts are debating the long-term impact President Obama's "BuySecure Initiative" will have on speeding EMV adoption in the U.S., they agree the president is drawing attention to the need for stronger card security.
In the wake of recent payment card breaches, President Obama is taking steps to speed the adoption of EMV cards. He's also calling on Congress to enact a national data breach notification law and announcing a White House summit on consumer cybersecurity.
Data analytics is reshaping the way financial institutions detect fraud by helping them track customer behavior in real time, says FICO's Anant Nambiar, who'll be a featured presenter at ISMG's Fraud Summit New York on Oct. 21.
Security experts urge organizations to disable support for SSL on clients and servers because of flaws in the cryptographic protocol that could be used to impersonate website users and decrypt HTTPS traffic.
Amsterdam is again playing host to the annual Black Hat Europe information security gathering, and presenters have promised to cover everything from privacy flaws in wearable computers to two-factor authentication system failures.
Exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Office, a group of hackers believed to be Russians breached computers operated by the Ukrainian government during September's NATO summit, according to iSight Partners.
The mastermind behind Liberty Reserve, a global financing operation allegedly used by cybercriminals to launder funds from illicit proceeds, has finally been extradited to the U.S. after his arrest in Spain more than a year ago.
Alleged Russian hacker Roman Valerevich Seleznev, arrested earlier this year, is facing 11 additional charges tied to the theft of credit card information for later sale on underground "carding" websites.
Malware known as "Mayhem" that targets Unix and Linux systems has been updated to exploit Shellshock flaws, security experts warn. But with few Unix-flavor systems running anti-virus software, how can it be stopped?