Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Kara Gunderson
Kara Gunderson’s father always told her, “You have to arrange for your own good luck.” And this is a mantra that rings true for her. She believes that everyone, male or female, needs to work for their job. They need to roll up their sleeves, prove that they are willing to work hard, and that they are worthy of the position. In this edition of our blog, Kara explains that at one time she was one of the few women in petroleum payments and was held back because of her gender. But, over time, this has changed, and through hard work, she has arranged for her own good luck and success in the industry.
Facebook sued for collecting personal data to target adverts
In high court case that could set precedent for millions, Tanya O’Carroll alleges owner Meta is breaking UK data laws
A human rights campaigner is suing Facebook’s owner in the high court, claiming the company is disregarding her right to object against the collection of her personal data.
Tanya O’Carroll has launched a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta alleging it has breached UK data laws by failing to respect her right to demand Facebook stop collecting and processing her data. Facebook generates revenue from building profiles of users and matching them with advertisers who direct ads at people targeting their specific interests and backgrounds.Continue reading...
Latest insights on APT activity – Week in security with Tony Anscombe
What have some of the world's most notorious APT groups been up to lately? A new ESET report released this week has the answers.
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Tor vs. VPN: Which should you choose?
Both Tor and a VPN can greatly help you keep prying eyes away from your online life, but they’re also two very different beasts. Which is better for you?
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Researchers Quietly Cracked Zeppelin Ransomware KeysPeter is an IT manager for a technology manufacturer that got hit with a Russian ransomware strain called “Zeppelin” in May 2020. He’d been on the job less than six months, and because of the way his predecessor architected things,… Read More »
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Just Published: PCI Mobile Payments on COTS
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published a new standard designed to support the evolution of mobile payment acceptance solutions. PCI Mobile Payments on COTS (MPoC) builds on the existing PCI Software-based PIN Entry on COTS (SPoC) and PCI Contactless Payments on COTS (CPoC) Standards which individually address security requirements for solutions that enable merchants to accept cardholder PINs or contactless payments, using a smartphone or other commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile device. The PCI MPoC Standard aims to provide increased flexibility not only in how payments are accepted, but in how COTS-based payment acceptance solutions can be developed, deployed, and maintained.
Disneyland Malware Team: It’s a Puny World After AllA financial cybercrime group calling itself the Disneyland Team has been making liberal use of visually confusing phishing domains that spoof popular bank brands using Punycode, an Internet standard that allows web browsers to render domain names with non-Latin alphabets like Cyrillic and Ukrainian.
Open banking: Tell me what you buy, and I’ll tell you who you are
The convenience with which you manage all your financial wants and needs may come at a cost
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Top Zeus Botnet Suspect “Tank” Arrested in GenevaVyacheslav “Tank” Penchukov, the accused 40-year-old Ukrainian leader of a prolific cybercriminal group that stole tens of millions of dollars from small to mid-sized businesses in the United States and Europe, has been arrested in Switzerland, according to multiple sources.
Coffee with the Council Podcast: Meet the Council’s New Regional VP, Asia-Pacific
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public Relations for the PCI Security Standards Council. Today, we'll meet one of the Council's newest employees, our Regional Vice President of Asia-Pacific, Yew Kuann Cheng. Yew Kuann is based in Singapore and spent 15 years as the Senior Director of Risk, Strategy, and Operations in Asia-Pacific for Visa. Thank you for joining us today, Yew Kuann, and also welcome to the team.
ESET APT Activity Report T2 2022
An overview of the activities of selected APT groups investigated and analyzed by ESET Research in T2 2022
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Security challenges facing SMBs – Week in security with Tony Anscombe
New ESET report shows how ever-growing threats impact SMB sentiment and why many SMBs are underprepared to defend against attacks
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FIFA World Cup 2022 scams: Beware of fake lotteries, ticket fraud and other cons
When in doubt, kick it out, plus other tips for hardening your cyber-defenses against World Cup-themed phishing and other scams
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Lawsuit Seeks Food Benefits Stolen By SkimmersA nonprofit organization is suing the state of Massachusetts on behalf of thousands of low-income families who were collectively robbed of more than a $1 million in food assistance benefits by card skimming devices secretly installed at cash machines and grocery store checkout lanes across the state. Federal law bars states from replacing these benefits using federal funds, and a recent rash of skimming incidents nationwide has disproportionately affected those receiving food assistance via state-issued prepaid debit cards.
Toward the cutting edge: SMBs contemplating enterprise security
Survey finds SMBs, weary of security failures, curious about detection and response
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Medibank hacker says ransom demand was US$10m as purported abortion health records posted
Post on blog linked to Russian ransomware group says it offered ‘discount’ ransom to health insurer of US$9.7m, or $1 for each customer’s data
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The hacker behind the cyber-attack on Medibank set a US$10m price on not releasing the data, they claimed, alongside a new leak of apparently hacked records that purports to contain abortion health information.
In the early hours of Thursday on a dark web blog linked to the REvil Russian ransomware group, the attacker posted that they initially sought US$10m from Medibank, then reduced the price.
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Farewell to PA-DSS: A Tribute to a Foundational Standard
On 28 October 2022, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) formally retired its Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). As one of the first standards and programs of its kind, PA-DSS laid the groundwork for software security in the payment industry and has served the payment industry’s needs for more than 14 years.
10 common security mistakes and how to avoid them
Do you make these security mistakes and put yourself at greater risk for successful attacks?
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