The transition to PCI DSS v4.0 is a major inflection point for the payments industry – not only does it restructure how risk is assessed, but it also provides a better foundation for meeting ongoing technical innovation. While organizations with mature programs may need comparatively little uplift, all organizations...
How are money launderers exploiting the various gaps in the telecom and banking industry? Hesham Sayed Shoeb, fraud supervisor with Saudi Telecom Co., shares his experience on fighting money launderers and how to improve systems and tools to catch more fraudulent transactions.
Software point of sale or SoftPOS is a groundbreaking technology that allows businesses to accept card payments directly on their devices without requiring any additional software. As this payment method gains widespread adoption, what does it mean for the security of our payments systems?
How has cybersecurity technology evolved, and are legal frameworks keeping pace with the evolution? Dr. Pavan Duggal, an advocate at the Supreme Court of India, shares his journey and talks about his passions.
Banking regulators are looking for ways to tackle authorized payment scams, such as spreading the risk to other banks. In a new report on how eight countries are handling this fraud, researcher Ken Palla advises banks to focus on reimbursing victims and preventing the theft.
Fintech company Block faces a putative class action demanding damages for customers affected by a 2021 data breach that affected 8.2 million individuals. The company, formerly known as Square and co-founded by former-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, disclosed the breach in April.
An updated version of the Russian-linked SOVA Android Trojan is back with updated attack techniques targeting more than 200 mobile applications, including banking apps and crypto exchanges/wallets. Researchers at Cleafy uncovered that the Trojan now also features ransomware capabilities.
The adoption of digital platforms shows no signs of slowing down as consumers embrace the convenience of mobile channels in Asia-Pacific region. What has also become clearly apparent from analysis of the LexisNexis® Digital Identity Network®, is that fraud is on the rise as consumer confidence returns.
By all accounts, Buy Now, Pay Later stands to be one of the
biggest disruptors the credit landscape has seen
in years. With the market expected to surpass $179
billion by the end of 2022, the opportunities for
growth are enormous. This also means fraudsters are taking note as the industry is trending in the...
What makes authorized payment scams hard to detect? The speed and volume of transactions hinders banks in monitoring for fraud, but David Lott, payments risk expert with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, says educating customers and leveraging the right technology can help reduce scams.
Ten years from now, "the ability to transact on a global basis will continue," says Nick Coleman, CSO, real-time payments at MasterCard, who adds, "Maybe my car will buy stuff for me." Coleman discusses the future of digital payments and the technologies that can help secure that future.
Digital transformation and the rapid rise of fintech companies have rapidly changed the behaviour of merchants and consumers alike, resulting in a huge rise in digital payment methods and remote channels. But with greater convenience and speed comes risk. Retail and e-commerce businesses are seeing a rise in fraud,...
Android spyware FluBot's infrastructure was disrupted by the Dutch police as part of a multinational law enforcement operation in May, rendering this strain of malware inactive, Europol says. The agency is continuing its probe into identifying the actors responsible for the malware campaign.
Financial services firms lose an average of $18.5 million per year through malicious activity like leaked credentials, payment fraud, money laundering, fake account registration, loyalty abuse, and more. Fraud prevention depends on effective intelligence gathering, and few firms have the tools or personnel to...
With the rising number of digital identity fraud cases in Asia Pacific, understanding the types of fraud and exploring ways to prevent it while ensuring a smooth and seamless experience plays an important role in your business.
While there’re no foolproof ways in stopping fraud completely, early detection and...