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Encryption
Entrust advances Sigma Instant Issuance Platform for cards
This month
Unique light curing module for Entrust Sigma instant issuance systems brings new financial card durability and personalization to card issuers.
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Cloud
Netcetera partners with EML Payments Ltd. to enhance secure payment solutions
January 2022
EML Payments Ltd. has partnered with secure digitisation company Netcetera to implement their state-of-the-art Access Control Server (ACS), which includes a Risk Based Authentication (RBA) solution.
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Cybercrime
Online credit card fraud on the rise leading up to holiday season
December 2021
Analysis from AusPayNet serves as a reminder for consumers and merchants to be vigilant online this holiday season, with research indicating a significant increase in credit card fraud.
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Customs
Romanian nationals jailed for card skimming
October 2020
The equipment was used to obtain credit card details of more than 122 New Zealanders, and to steal approximately $75,380 from many of them.
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Unisys
Natural disasters, card fraud Kiwis’ top security concerns
July 2020
A study by Unisys reveals the security concerns of Kiwi consumers in the world of COVID-19.
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Cybersecurity
Cybercrims' web skimming strategies taint web analytics platforms
June 2020
“This is a technique we have not seen before, and one that is particularly effective."
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ATM
Card skimming tech seized in Auckland
January 2020
Two people were arrested on charges of importing goods for a dishonest purpose, including skimming devices and a card writing machine.
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Compliance
Meeting the card payment industry’s compliance requirements - Kemp
June 2019
Combating CNP (card not present) fraud has become a key priority across the entire eCommerce community.
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Data breach
Kathmandu breached, customer information accessed
March 2019
Kathmandu is notifying potentially affected customers directly and has advised them to change their passwords for its online loyalty programme.
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RFID
Hands-on review: The Ekster Wallet protects your cards against RFID attacks
January 2019
For some time now, I’ve been protecting my credit cards with tinfoil. The tinfoil hat does attract a lot of comments, but thanks to Ekster, those days are now happily behind me.
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Data breach
Ticketmaster breach part of massive digital credit card skimming campaign
July 2018
The campaign is executed by the threat group Magecart and affects over 800 eCommerce sites around the world.
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Phishing
Online businesses under siege from botnet DDoS attacks and credential abuse – report
July 2018
Attack traffic origination against from China and Russia combined was three times the number of attacks from the US.
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Travel
How to mitigate cyber risks while travelling
January 2018
Over the past year, compromises of payment card data, network intrusions, and cyberattacks using hotel Wi-Fi have plagued the hospitality industry.
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Credit card fraud
$534m lost in 2016 as credit card fraudsters ditched the plastic & moved online
August 2017
Physical credit card fraud is on the decline as online fraud takes its place, according to new statistics from the Australian Payments Network.
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Cybersecurity
Digital Shadows discovers credit card crime ring cashing in on $24b a year
July 2017
A professional ecosystem has emerged that is providing e-learning courses to allow aspiring cybercriminals to make USD$12k in monthly earnings.
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Point of Sale
Flokibot Point of Sale credit card theft on the rise
February 2017
Threat actors salivate at the thought of an increased volume of credit and debit card transactions flowing through endpoints they have compromised.
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Phishing
AMEX phishing scam uses encryption to lull users into ‘false sense of security’
January 2017
A new fake AMEX phishing attack uses tactics that lull users into a false sense of security: A mirrored website and SSL certificates, says MailGuard.
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Cybersecurity
Fighting bank fraud and improving the customer experience: Can they work together?
April 2016
Decreasing the risk of bank fraud and improving the customer experience are both based on knowing the customer - can they work together?
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Charity
How to protect your business from online scams
January 2015
NetSafe has offered up some advice for how businesses can protect themselves from online scams and credit card fraudsters.
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Charity
Cyber attacks target New Zealand charities
January 2015
Almost 50,000 attempts were made to rapidly submit fake donations through a website form with the aim being to test which credit cards could be used for subsequent online fraud or sold on to other internet scammers.
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Credit card fraud
Bank Card Skimmer Jailed
July 2012
A Polish man was sentenced to three months imprisonment for attempted bank fraud at Manukau District Court.
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Credit card fraud
PCI compliance
November 2009
You’ll be particularly interested in the steps the Payment Cards Industry (PCI) is taking to put a stop to fraudulent activity with credit cards.