MasterCard is extending its zero-liability policy for U.S. consumers who are victims of fraud to include all PIN-based and ATM transactions. The company is also offering all cardholders in the U.S. identity theft resolution assistance.
Financial Institutions already apply out-of-band security in many instances. The challenge is: How do we help protect payment cards when they are used at any number of online and brick-and-mortar retailers?
Banking experts say the Retail Industry Leader Association's launch of a cyberthreat information sharing initiative is a good first step toward thwarting breaches, but it should build on the models used by other industries.
eBay is urging its 145 million customers to change their passwords following a cyber-attack on a company database that compromised encrypted passwords and other personal information. Learn how and when the attack originated.
High-profile retail breaches, such as the one suffered by Target Corp., could spur more merchants to promote increased use of mobile payments to boost security, says Thad Peterson, a new analyst at Aite Group.
The arrests of more than 90 individuals for their alleged involvement in the use of BlackShades malware is a sign of progress in the global fight against cybercrime, but some experts question whether the crackdown will serve as a fraud deterrent.
The Federal Reserve will make recommendations this summer for how the United States could launch a "fast-payments" system with enhanced authentication, says Kirstin Wells of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Security executives who attended ISMG's Fraud Summit Chicago said they see a growing need for sharing more cyber-intelligence with community banks and credit unions. But how else could smaller institutions improve their fraud-fighting efforts?