Criminals have begun targeting ATMs in Western Europe using malware, as well as a new generation of stealthier skimmers designed to capture card data and PIN codes. But the stolen data is often used for fraud elsewhere, especially the U.S.
Bob Russo, long-time general manager of the PCI Council, will retire at the end of the year. Stephen Orfei, his replacement, will take the helm in September. Security experts analyze the potential impact of the change.
The "Bolware" malware gang has used Web injection and "man-in-the-browser" techniques to steal up to $3.75 billion. The attack campaign demonstrates how easily attackers anywhere in the world can commit browser-based fraud.
What is the consumer impact of big data breaches such as Target's and P.F. Chang's? Victims blame the breached entities, and they want government action, says Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy & Research.
Microsoft launched a botnet-focused takedown effort that didn't just block small-scale campaigns tied to two pieces of malware, but also resulted in an estimated 4 million legitimate site names being disrupted.
A class action suit against breached restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro is unlikely to succeed, some security experts say, because proving consumer losses linked to specific merchant data breaches is difficult.