Category Archives: Fraud & Identity Theft

SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Breach at PoS Firm Hits Hundreds of U.S. Restaurants, Hotels

Point-of-sale (PoS) solutions provider North Country Business Products, whose products are used at over 6,500 locations across the United States, recently disclosed a data breach that resulted in the exposure of payment card data.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Why Fighting Card-Not-Present Fraud Remains an Ongoing Challenge

The recent takedown of the xDedic marketplace—where threat actors had been buying and selling access to compromised remote desktop protocol (RDP) servers since at least 2016 and that, according to authorities, had facilitated over $68 million USD in fraud—is the latest reminder that fraudulent card-not-present (CN

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Why Fighting Card-Not-Present Fraud Remains an Ongoing Challenge

The recent takedown of the xDedic marketplace—where threat actors had been buying and selling access to compromised remote desktop protocol (RDP) servers since at least 2016 and that, according to authorities, had facilitated over $68 million USD in fraud—is the latest reminder that fraudulent card-not-present (CN

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The Tricky Balance in Declining or Accepting Online Payments

False positives are one of the biggest problems for security controls. In malware detection they interrupt work and divert incident response away from real issues. But in ecommerce and financial fraud detection, false positives can have a direct and serious effect on profitability. In most cases, it is a balance between high detection (more secure but with more false positives), and lower detection (less secure with fewer false positives). 

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: The Tricky Balance in Declining or Accepting Online Payments

False positives are one of the biggest problems for security controls. In malware detection they interrupt work and divert incident response away from real issues. But in ecommerce and financial fraud detection, false positives can have a direct and serious effect on profitability. In most cases, it is a balance between high detection (more secure but with more false positives), and lower detection (less secure with fewer false positives). 

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