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Weekend news review: October 27-31


  • WorldPay hacker sentenced to 11 years for role in $9.4M scheme

    An Estonian man, Sergei Tsurikov, was sentenced Friday after helping to steal over $9.4 million from payment processor RBS WorldPay in 2008. Read more

  • Report: POS malware sees sharp increase in Q3

    As the holiday shopping season approaches, Damballa's 2014 Q3 State of Infections Report found that malware attacks spiked. Read more

  • Layering EMV chip, tokenization, encryption bolsters card payment security

    A whitepaper from the Smart Card Alliance Payments Council recommends combining the three technologies to prevent card fraud. Read more

  • FireEye identifies cyber espionage group possibly tied to Russian government

    The group, referred to as APT28, is believed to have been operating since at least 2007 and is possibly sponsored by the Russian government. Read more

  • Software automates fake purchases on compromised credit cards

    Cyber intelligence company IntelCrawler has identified software being offered on underground forums that automates credit card data being sent to payment gateways. Read more

  • Deloitte releases paper on vetting leaks, avoiding costly hoax

    The research presents techniques for distinguishing legit data leaks from false claims. Read more

  • PCI publishes guidance on security awareness programs

    The guidance, developed by a PCI Special Interest Group, will help merchants educate staff on protecting cardholder data. Read more

  • Hackers grab email addresses of CurrentC pilot participants

    Although the hack didn't breach the mobile payment app itself, consumer confidence may be shaken. Read more

  • Flash redirect campaign impacts Carnegie Mellon page, leads to Angler EK

    Malwarebytes found that, since early July, thousands of sites had been targeted in the campaign.. Read more

Sergei Tsurikov was sentenced to 11 years in prison after he helped steal more than $9 million from a payment processor. This week also yielded research that suggested point-of-sale (POS) malware attacks increased greatly in Q3. Up to 138,00 events could be seen in one day. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.