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.
European financial services firms and law enforcement agencies have been stepping up their efforts to trade actionable intelligence and better defend themselves against emerging malware and fraud campaigns.
When the new Apple Pay mobile payment system launches in October in the United States, it could help improve payment security. This infographic reviews the system's features and how to put them to use.
Fraudsters continue to make inroads against financial institutions based in the United Kingdom - and beyond - because banks aren't working together to share information about the attacks they see, according to presenters at the London Fraud Summit.
While the new Apple Pay system is slated to debut next month in the United States, payment card brands say the system eventually will expand to some of the other 66 countries that already accept contactless payments.
Today's sophisticated fraud threats are daunting. But security adviser Neira Jones is more concerned about financial institutions' lack of preparedness to face these threats. A London Fraud Summit preview.
Apple has announced a new payment feature known as Apple Pay for its latest iPhones that uses NFC technology to conduct transactions. Security and payment experts say the move eventually could help improve payment security.
A Twitter chat featuring Gartner's Avivah Litan offered a lively discussion of numerous fraud-related issues, including card breaches, weak authentication and the need for mobile scrutiny. We'll host more chats soon.
More than 1,000 U.S. businesses have likely been infected by Backoff, a new point-of-sale malware linked to numerous remote-access attacks, according to an Aug. 22 advisory from the Department of Homeland Security.