Some 96 percent of all compromised payment cards have been issued by U.S. banks, reflecting not only the prevalence of credit cards held by Americans, but the relative ease with which they can be used for fraud, says Liv Rowley, a threat intelligence analyst at Blueliv.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the recent ransomware attack on aluminum giant, Norsk Hydro. Plus, confessions of a former LulzSec and Anonymous hacktivist, and the growing problem of cyber extortion.
Script-based payment card malware continues its successful run, impacting a range of e-commerce sites, security researchers warn. With fraudsters continuing to refine their tactics, countering card-sniffing scripts continues to be difficult.
A closely held type of point-of-sale malware, DMSniff, is spreading further while another, GlitchPOS, has also emerged. Despite a surfeit of stolen payment card details on the black market, efforts to steal more continue, highlighting the continuing challenges around card security.
Facebook is edging closer to launching its own cryptocurrency, with a rollout expected this year, The New York Times reports. But some critics argue that the project seems more like a trendy and unnecessary redressing of a PayPal-like system with a blockchain.
The notorious carder site Joker's Stash is featuring a fresh batch of Pakistani banks' payment card data with an estimated street value of $3.5 million. Nearly all of the 70,000 bank cards are advertised as being from Meezan Bank, the country's largest Islamic bank, Group-IB reports.
A famed British computer security researcher has lost several key motions in a federal hacking case that stems from his alleged contribution to two types of banking malware. The rulings could complicate the challenges for the defense team of Marcus Hutchins, who remains in the U.S.
This Valentine's Day, authorities are once again warning individuals to watch out for anyone perpetrating romance scams. The FTC says Americans lost $143 million to romance scams in 2017, while in the U.K., Action Fraud says reported romance scam losses in 2018 topped $64 million.
A convergence of events in December in Japan led to an unprecedented spike in card-not-present fraud. New statistics from a dark web monitoring firm explain how a promotion by PayPay, a third-party payments service, slid sideways.
What if organizations' information security practices have gotten so good that they're finally repelling cybercriminals and nation-state attackers alike? Unfortunately, the five biggest corporate breaches of the past five years - including Yahoo, Marriott and Equifax - suggest otherwise.
A U.K. bank says no customers lost money after cyberattackers attempted account takeovers by rerouting one-time passcodes, Motherboard reports. Such attacks involve unauthorized tampering with Signaling System #7, the protocol used to route mobile phone calls worldwide.
In 2018, the Identity Theft Resource Center counted 1,244 U.S. data breaches - involving the likes of Facebook, Marriott and Exactis - that exposed 447 million sensitive records, such as Social Security numbers, medical diagnoses and payment card data.