Card breaches at retailers such as Target and Neiman Marcus will likely be catalysts for improved cyberthreat intelligence and information sharing across the banking and retail sectors, says Mike Braatz of ACI.
Police have withdrawn their allegation that a man arrested for fraud in Georgetown, Texas, also may have been involved in the Target Corp. data breach last December that impacted millions of customers.
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Using technology to devalue card data, and leveraging data analytics, are essential to efforts to crack down on fraud, Visa's Ellen Richey said in her keynote presentation at the San Francisco Fraud Summit.
Industry analysts are debating why it took retailer Michaels nearly three months to confirm a breach of its point-of-sale network, and they're asking if the breach is linked to others, including those at Target and Neiman Marcus.
Verizon's latest annual breach report shows that Web application attacks increased more than malware-fueled point-of-sale intrusions in 2013, says analyst Dave Ostertag, who provides an overview of the report's findings.
Ellen Richey of Visa, keynoter at the April 29 Fraud Summit San Francisco, outlines key card fraud-fighting trends for the year ahead, including the U.S.'s migration toward EMV, greater use of tokenization and heightened fraud detection.
In the wake of recent high-profile retail breaches, the PCI Security Standards Council is supporting a move toward chip card technology that conforms to the Europay, MasterCard, Visa Standard, says General Manager Bob Russo.
Banking institutions and retailers are working to enhance cybersecurity collaboration, but the Consumer Bankers Association wants more regulatory oversight of merchants, says the CBA's David Pommerehn, a speaker at the upcoming Fraud Summit San Francisco.
Analysts say it's easy to believe the Neiman Marcus data breach may be tied to attacks on Heartland Payments Systems Inc. and other entities. But tracking the crimes is one thing; prosecuting is quite another.