A recently uncovered point-of-sale malware called "ModPipe" is targeting Oracle software used by thousands of restaurants and other businesses in the hospitality industry, according to researchers at ESET. This backdoor can then steal sensitive data, such as cardholder names.
COVID-19 accelerated everything else digital; why not fraud, too? In this latest CEO/CISO panel, cybersecurity leaders talk frankly about the pace and scale of new fraud schemes from business email compromise to card not present to insider risk.
Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the dynamic of card fraud in favor of the fraudsters due to the massive increase of online transactions, says Andrei Barysevich of the fraud intelligence company Gemini Advisory. And many fraudsters are using more sophisticated tools, including anti-fingerprinting technology.
The shift to online shopping - and card-not-present transactions - during the COVID-19 pandemic has driven fraudsters to shift their strategies, including ramping up efforts to open fraudulent accounts, says Gord Jamieson of Visa, who offers advice on mitigating the risks.
A flaw in how contactless cards from Visa - and potentially other issuers - have implemented the EMV protocol can be abused to bypass PIN verification for high-value transactions, ETH Zurich researchers warn. But Visa says the exploits would be "impractical for fraudsters to employ" in real-world attacks.
Some payment card fraud detection systems that rely on artificial intelligence are now less effective because of changes in consumers' habits during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Rene Perez of Jack Henry & Associates, who offers insights on needed adjustments.
BREAKING DOWN THE NEW TRENDS IN ONLINE EXTORTION THREATS
Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing threats in cybersecurity, with damages predicted to crest $20 billion globally by 2021, up from "only" $345 million* in 2015.
This paper explains the evolution of ransomware by breaking down the new trends in online...