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Riskified tackles credit card fraud

“Riskified founders CEO Eido Gal and CTO Assaf Feldman told “Globes” that in a world in which the scale of credit card fraud is growing at a dizzying pace, e-commerce websites are often forced to reject credit cards because of the slightest suspicion, even if the customer is as pure as the driven snow. They […]
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Risk & Fraud

Credit card skimmers now need to fear the Reaper

“At the USENIX Security Symposium here today, University of Florida researcher Nolen Scaife presented the results of a research project he undertook with Christian Peeters and Patrick Traynor to effectively detect some types of “skimmers”—maliciously placed devices designed to surreptitiously capture the magnetic stripe data and PIN codes of debit and credit cards as they are inserted into automated teller […]
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The Wild Inner Workings Of A Billion-Dollar Hacking Group

“The Fin7 hacking group has leeched, by at least one estimate, well over a billion dollars from companies around the world. In the United States alone, Fin7 has stolen more than 15 million credit card numbers from over 3,600 business locations. On Wednesday, the Justice Department revealed that it had arrested three alleged members of the group—and even more […]
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Risk & Fraud

British Airways site had credit card skimming code injected

“The 22 lines of code are targeted to export the data entered in the BA website’s payment form to the malicious server when the “submit” button was clicked by a customer, with the data being sent as a JSON object. As a result, the transaction would go through for the customer without any errors, while […]
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Risk & Fraud

Fallback Fraud Falls as Card Issuers Ramp Up Their Monitoring

“Fallback fraud is an activity that typically comes and goes fairly quickly after a nation converts to EMV chip card payments, but it has stuck around longer than usual in the United States, ACG said. But issuers are getting smarter about identifying and thwarting it, according to Goldman. “They’re looking at dollar amounts, they’re looking at velocity […]
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New Breed of Fuel Pump Skimmer Uses SMS and Bluetooth — Krebs on Security

“Fraud investigators say they’ve uncovered a sophisticated new breed of credit card skimmers being installed at gas pumps that is capable of relaying stolen card data via mobile text message, thereby enabling fraudsters to collect it from anywhere in the world. One interesting component of this criminal innovation is a small cellphone and Bluetooth-enabled device […]
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Data: E-Retail Hacks More Lucrative Than Ever — Krebs on Security

“For many years and until quite recently, credit card data stolen from online merchants has been worth far less in the cybercrime underground than cards pilfered from hacked brick-and-mortar stores. But new data suggests that over the past year, the economics of supply-and-demand have helped to double the average price fetched by card-not-present data, meaning […]