Affected By The Equifax Hack? How to Find Out

The Equifax breach occurred between mid-May and July, according to Equifax. The company discovered the hack on July 29. This is one of the worst data breaches ever, by its reach and by the kind of information exposed to the public. Equifax Data Breach Equifax reported that 143 million people could be victimized by a

Millions Of Merchants May Fail To Meet The Security Deadline

While an overwhelming number of retailers in the United States are still pacing the shift to the use of EMVs, another persuasive tech has hit the market. Most retailers are still lagging behind as they should have ditched the use of TLS 1.0 as their primary transaction security protocol which is set to expire in

Card-Not-Present (CNP) Fraud Is on the Rise

Card-not-present (CNP) fraud is growing as cyber thieves are becoming more skillful at using both technology and stolen payment card data to defraud retailers all over the world. Card-Not-Present (CNP) Fraud According to Research and Markets, the world’s leading market research store, e-commerce merchants, particularly in the US, are dealing with rapid online sales growth.

Recent Mobile-Accepting Merchants Risk Detection

Merchants successfully deal with payment methods but have some problems in some key areas. Particularly, they have difficulty identifying overseas transactions, according to recent survey results by a risk management firm. The survey was conducted online between April and June. More than 800 merchants in some 29 industries participated in the survey. The revenue generated

Directive On Payment Services (PSD2) and Customer Authentication

The revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) is to be implemented in January 2018. PSD2 is going to introduce new rules focused on opening access to payment account information to 3rd parties. The Payment Services Directive (PSD, 2007/64/EC) is an EU Directive, administered by the European Commission (Directorate General Internal Market) to regulate payment services

Walmart’s Efforts To Reduce Electronic-Payment Costs

Walmart Stores Inc. has recently partnered with J.P. Morgan Chase and Co., aiming to minimize costs associated with electronic payments. This year, Walmart Store Inc. is going to offer Chase Pay service, enabling shoppers make payments at Walmart.com and via Walmart app, as well as the Walmart Pay mobile service that consumers can enjoy in

Global Card Fraud Grows 20%. CNP Fraud Is On The Rise Worldwide

In 2015, total card fraud taken globally reached $21.84, which is almost 21% higher than the numbers registered in 2014. This is according to The Nilson Report, the most respected newsletter covering the payment systems industry. The US losses associated with global card fraud made up 39% or $8.45 billion; spending volume accounted for only

Recent Cyber Monday Statistics | Biometric Authentication

According to a new report, online shoppers don’t make Cyber Monday deals the way they did it in the past. A 2016 holiday shopping study by one of the leading international payment service providers shows that of 76% of US and UK consumers planning to shop online during the 2016 holiday season only 38% were

Online Fraud During the Post-Holiday Season. 3 Things To Focus On

Each year, during the holidays, fraudsters plan how best to use the season for theft. There were three important things to take into account with regard to fraud during the holiday season in 2016. The fact is that fraud is rising, it’s going mobile, and may result in poor customer experience. First, online fraud has

Visa Checkout Opening Its Platform To Integrate With Digital Wallets

Visa Checkout is opening its platform to integrate with digital wallets. Google’s Android Pay will use this new platform to offer Visa Checkout to its consumers for making online purchases. This new platform will enable issuers, digital wallets and payment app providers to access a streamlined set of APIs. They will be able to integrate