Fraud Prevention

Why Doing the Right Thing is So Important. How Ignoring Issues Will Cost you Dearly.

This year marks my ninth year in the fraud prevention space. Having been a consultant as well as running fraud departments for various e-commerce businesses, I always wondered why it seemed so difficult for corporations to do the right thing....

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ThreatMetrix
Posted April 1, 2015
Cybersecurity

Retailer “To Do” List

New Survey of Retailers Has Security and Upgrading Point-of-Sale Payment Systems as Top Priorities Boston Retail Partners, an independent consulting firm, recently surveyed more than 500 retailers. Even a quick glance at the survey’s results suggests that top-of-mind subjects for...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 30, 2015
Data Breach

The Anthem Tipping Point

The Anthem security breach is a tipping point for all businesses and individuals that use the Internet to conduct their day-to-day business. The ramifications of more than 80 million personal identities in the hands of cybercriminals will result in the...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 27, 2015
Cybersecurity

Browser Beware

Ponemon Survey of 645 Information Tech Companies Says Half of All Malware Was the Result of Web Browsers That Weren’t Secure Less than a third of respondents thought major browsers had “effective security tools for blocking web-borne malware.” And, close...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 23, 2015
Fraud Prevention

New ThreatMetrix TrustDefender Mobile App Enhancement Helps Businesses Meet PCI DSS

Extended Mobile App Reputation and Device Analysis Enables Businesses to Meet Latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards ThreatMetrix’s latest TrustDefender Mobile release, the mobile software development kit (SDK), helps ThreatMetrix customers identify fraudulent behavior and reduce friction for transactions...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 18, 2015
Data Breach

Feds Drop Curtains on Blackshades

Alex Yucel, Man Behind Software Used to Steal Payment Card Data and Passwords from Thousands Pleads Guilty. Faces up to 10 Years. The 24-year-old Yucel, who co-created and sold Blackshades, pleaded guilty to one count of hacking as part of...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 17, 2015
Cybersecurity

Visa to Enable Use of Tokens

Payment Card Network’s “Visa Checkout” Online Payment Service to Deploy Token Technology Visa is enabling the use of tokens, which are mathematical codes that transform sensitive consumer information such as 16-digit credit card numbers into encrypted codes that are useless...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 11, 2015
Cybersecurity

What Uber Might’ve Done to Prevent Compromising the Personal Info of 50,000 Drivers

Andreas Baumhof, ThreatMetrix’s CTO, Explains How a Holistic Approach to Security Might Well Have Made All the Difference Shoulda, coulda, woulda can’t help the 50,000 past and present Uber drivers whose personal information (names and driver’s license numbers) was compromised...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 6, 2015
Cybercrime

Sandpiper: An Eagle When It Comes to Fighting Cybercrime

EC3 Supports 18-Month EU-Funded “Project Sandpiper” to Stop Payment Card Fraud in Its Tracks The latest statistics published by the European Central Bank reveal that card-not-present (CNP) fraud is on the rise accounting for 60% of all fraud losses on...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted February 27, 2015
Cybersecurity

Visa, MasterCard: Different Paths. Same Destination.

Beyond EMV, Industry Giants Look to Upgrade Security Measures to Improve Protection for Shoppers and Merchants Coming this spring to a store near you – better protection from fraud and theft. At least that’s what Visa and MasterCard are hoping...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted February 26, 2015
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