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Krebs on Security
February 24th
In another strange tale from the kinetic-attack-meets-cyberattack department, earlier this week I heard from a loyal reader in Brazil whose wife was recently mugged by three robbers who nabbed her iPhone. Not long after the husband texted the stolen phone…
February 21st
Amid the hustle and bustle of the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco last week, researchers at RSA released a startling report that received very little press coverage relative to its overall importance. The report detailed a malware campaign that p…
February 19th
A handful of readers have inquired as to the whereabouts of Microsoft's usual monthly patches for Windows and related software. Microsoft opted to delay releasing any updates until next month, even though there is a zero-day vulnerability in Windows going…
February 17th
It's been a remarkable week for cyber justice. On Thursday, a Ukrainian man who hatched a plan in 2013 to send heroin to my home and then call the cops when the drugs arrived was sentenced to 41 months in prison for unrelated cybercrime charges. Separatel…
February 15th
Late last month, multiple news outlets reported that unspecified law enforcement officials had seized the servers for Leakedsource.com, perhaps the largest online collection of usernames and passwords leaked or stolen in some of the worst data breaches --…
February 9th
Sources at nearly a half-dozen banks and credit unions independently reached out over the past 48 hours to inquire if I'd heard anything about a data breach at Arby's fast-food restaurants. Asked about the rumors, Arby's told KrebsOnSecurity that it recen…
February 8th
Michael A. Persaud, a California man profiled in a Nov. 2014 KrebsOnSecurity story about a junk email purveyor tagged as one of the World's Top 10 Worst Spammers, was indicted this week on federal wire fraud charges tied to an alleged spamming operation.
February 8th
The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill that would update the nation's email surveillance laws so that federal investigators are required to obtain a court-ordered warrant for access to older stored emails. Under the current law, U.S. …
February 6th
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the parent company for thousands of hotels worldwide including Holiday Inn, acknowledged Friday that a credit card breach impacted at least a dozen properties nationwide. News of the breach was first reported by KrebsO…
February 3rd
The third week of September 2016 was a dark and stormy one for KrebsOnSecurity. Wave after wave of huge denial-of-service attacks flooded this site, forcing me to pull the plug on it until I could secure protection from further assault. The site resurface…
The Register - Security News
February 25th
You can ask to be removed, but it's up to officers to listen, Home Office cheerfully concludes After unlawfully hoarding millions of mugshots of one-time suspects, UK police chiefs were this week told to delete the snaps – but only if the people in …
February 25th
US Cyber Command boss lays out plans for next decade NSA and US Cyber Command boss Mike Rogers has revealed the future direction of his two agencies – and for the private sector, this masterplan can be summarized in one word.…
February 24th
It's not fine The acting head of the US Federal Trade Commission, Maureen Ohlhausen, has sought to assure people that the critical Privacy Shield data-sharing agreement will hold up despite President Trump's recent executive orders on immigration.…
February 24th
Something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear Updated  A substantial number of Gmail users have been affected by a potential but unconfirmed hack of unknown origin or purpose.…
February 24th
Vulnerabilities in Hangul word processing program exploited The South Korean public sector is once again in the firing line of a sophisticated – and likely government-backed – cyberattack.…
February 24th
Heartbleed-style classic buffer overrun blunder strikes in 2017 Big-name websites leaked people's private session keys and personal information into strangers' browsers, due to a Cloudflare bug uncovered by Google researchers.…
Payments News
February 24th
Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Bitcoin Price Sets New All-Time High - Coindesk - "The price of bitcoin has reach…
February 23rd
Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Silicon Valley Tried to Upend Banks. Now It Works With Them. - New York Times Dea…
February 22nd
Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Swift Reveals Future Global Payment Tech – Blockchain Not Included - Coinde…
February 21st
Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Episode 48 – APIs, ACH, and Faster Money – Dwolla - Glenbrook’s…
February 17th
Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB The Clearing House calls for overhaul of AML practices - Finextra - "US bank lobb…
February 16th
Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments strategy consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Caring for Smart Chip Cards - New York Times - "Like their magnetic-stripe predec…
PCI Guru
February 11th
Late this week the PCI Security Standards Council issued a new information supplement titled ‘Multi-Factor Authentication’ after the brew-ha-ha that occurred last fall at the Community Meeting in Las Vegas.  For once, the Council has issu…
January 7th
I have had some interesting meetings with clients lately regarding PCI DSS requirement 8.3.1 and multi-factor authentication (MFA).  Requirement 8.3.1 is a best practice until January 31, 2018, but organizations are trying for once to get a jump on i…
December 20th
In the November 2016 Assessor Newsletter there is an update to the Council’s statements at the 2016 Community Meeting’s QSA Forum discussion regarding multi-factor authentication (MFA). “We had a moment of excitement at the North America…
December 15th
The Council had a Webinar session for QSAs and ISAs on Thursday, December 15. It was a great session, but at only an hour, there were a lot of questions that went unanswered.  The following were the more notable discussion topics. Not Tested The Coun…
December 10th
Quietly on Friday, December 9, 2016, the PCI SSC released the draft Information Supplement titled ‘Guidance for PCI DSS Scoping and Network Segmentation’.  As with all Information Supplements, the information documented in these does not …
December 2nd
In the November 2016 Assessor Newsletter from the PCI SSC, there is a clarification on what ‘Not Tested’ actually means and implies.  I am sure this will really get some service providers whipped up as it will create some issues with work…
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The Paypers
February 24th
(The Paypers) Ecommerce Europe has welcomed the decision to introduce transactional risk-based assessments for electronic payments up to EUR 500 advanced by European Banking Authority (EBA).
February 24th
(The Paypers) MasterCard has announced the launch of its digital vendor directory, a list of vendors that provides more options for MasterCard customers seeking digital payments services and solutions.
February 24th
(The Paypers) Crossflow Payments, a tech-driven alternative finance platform delivering supply chain finance solutions, has signed a deal with UK electronics retailer, Maplin Electronics.
February 24th
(The Paypers) ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time e-payment and banking solutions, has been selected by PayPlug, a payment service provider (PSP), to power its international expansion.
February 24th
(The Paypers) Trustonic has announced that its Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) hardware security technology has now been embedded into more than one billion devices, including smartphones IoT devices.
February 24th
(The Paypers) TIE Kinetix has announced it has incorporated global e-invoicing and e-archiving compliance capabilities from TrustWeaver to its FLOW Partner Automation platform.
All Africa Top Stories
February 25th
[MacArthur Foundation] Chicago -MacArthur announced today $5 million in journalism and media funding to advance anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria. The grants are part of the Foundation's On Nigeria grantmaking, which seeks to create a new atmosphere of a…
February 25th
[Premium Times] Nigeria is not the world's second-largest producer of rice as recently claimed by the Buhari administration.
February 25th
[Times of Zambia] SOME parts of Northern Province were yesterday hit by an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 leaving five people injured and 11 families homeless after their houses collapsed yesterday.
February 25th
[Monitor] Kampala -Cabinet has approved amendments to the Wildlife Act and toughened the penalties against wildlife crimes.
February 25th
[Nation] Meru coffee farmers have raised concerns over the mode of distributing money given out by the national government to clear debts.
February 25th
[Premium Times] Mavin Records CEO, Don Jazzy, launched his latest business initiative, a free WiFi service -Flobyt in Lagos on Friday.
BBC News Technology
February 24th
A video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus has gone viral on Twitter - Apple is investigating.
February 24th
A water company is using floating drones to survey the sewers under Milton Keynes.
February 24th
A firm that offered ad blocking will now offer ads, in a case of poacher turned gamekeeper.
February 24th
Private messages from dating platforms are among the data leaked on to websites
February 24th
ZeniMax, which won a copyright dispute against Oculus, wants a judge to ban the firm from using its code.
February 24th
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.
Business News
February 25th
The bank says it has now fixed problems with cash machines, in-store payments and phone banking.
February 25th
A semi-submersible ship is carrying an oil platform from China to the North Sea Oil Field in the UK.
February 25th
Will the UK's new twelve-sided one pound coin beat the fakers?
February 25th
A senior Tory MP queries how officials conduct investigations into film industry tax breaks.
February 24th
A selection of independent shopkeepers with distinctive shops explain how they will be hit by business rate revaluation in England.
February 24th
As part of a World Bank pilot programme, smallholders in Lesotho have been offered a stake in a commercial venture.
February 24th
In 2016, mobile commerce reached an estimated $972.25 billion across the 46 markets where Euromonitor International conducts its digital research. Most impressively, mobile commerce is expected to reach $3 trillion by 2021. W…
February 24th
A recent Gartner survey estimated that by 2020, the number of connected objects will increase by 30 times current levels, making IoT (Internet of Things) a huge untapped opportunity for retailers which simply can’t be ignored. As a result, 2017…
February 24th
İşbank, the biggest private bank in Turkey and provider of PSP services, is partnering with PPRO Group to enable İşbank to offer e-commerce merchants 13 local alternative payment methods worldwide. İşbank can now extend …
February 23rd
The European Banking Authority says it will relax its proposed (preposterous) PSD2 rules on a requirement for strong customer authentication for all payments under €10, after receiving a huge number of complaints from industry participants …
February 23rd
Ten years ago the European Commission (EC) and the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a common vision for the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), which they described as an “integrated market for payment services which is subject to effective compe…
February 21st
Visa says that, by the end of this year, more than 12 European countries are adopting the Visa Token Service, a new technology that makes mobile and online payments more secure and convenient by replacing the consumer account information with a digital id…
February 21st
More than half of UK consumers are concerned about the ability of businesses and financial institutions to protect financial and payments data, with 19% of respondents saying they do not trust firms to protect their data and 33% saying they are unsure, ac…
February 20th
This infographic shows the top 10 e-commerce markets in the world , ranked by value. The top ten e-commerce markets are as below, starting with China, the e-commerce giant: 1. China – $562.66 billion 2. USA – $349.06 billion 3. UK &n…
February 20th
National Payments Corporation of India which owns Rupay and Visa and Mastercard have launched the BharatQR – an app-based ‘scan and pay’ solution for small shops. This is the first time in the world that four payment netwo…
February 20th
Around 2 billion people worldwide do not use formal financial services and around half the adults in the poorest households are unbanked, according to the World Bank. When financial inclusion is a key enabler to reducing poverty and boosting prosperi…
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