U.S. General Service Administration Launches Bug Bounty Program

The United States General Service Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Service (TTS) has launched a bug bounty program on HackerOne, the hacker-powered security platform announced on Friday. GSA, the first federal...
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New Adwind Campaign Targets Linux, Windows, and macOS

Adwind remote access Trojan (RAT) samples detected in a recently campaign were configured to gain persistence on Linux, Windows, and macOS systems, Cisco Talos warns. The attacks featured the Adwind...
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Bread raises $60m

Bread, the marketing technology company that builds customizable financing solutions for brands and retailers, today announced it has completed a $60 million round of equity financing. The round...
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Operator of Counter AV Service Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

A 38-year-old Latvian resident was sentenced last week in the United States to 168 months in prison for his role in operating a counter antivirus service called Scan4You. Ruslans Bondars,...
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How Many Lumps of Sugar for a Blockchain coffee?

by Miloslav Hoschek, PhD., e-Silk Road, NGO   ECB as a First  Lump of Sugar in  a Blockchain coffee The blockchain technology is destroying infrastructure  of existing systems with no intermediates and without central authority....
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UK's NPSO widens scope of procurement for New Payments Architecture

Initial details of a new procurement process for the clearing and settlement layer that will form the backbone of the New Payments Architecture (NPA) have been announced today, (Monday...
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Worldnet and ID Tech to provide EMV support to unattended retail outlets

To support the growth of unattended retail outlets across the world, Worldnet, a leading provider of omni-channel payment solutions and ID Tech, the global leader in payment peripheral technology,...
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Volopa unveils contactless multi-currency prepaid cards

Volopa, a London-based payments and foreign exchange fintech, today announced the release of its new contactless multi-currency prepaid cards for consumers and businesses designed to make their money go...
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Banco BPM licences Cristal for Instant Payments

Banco BPM has selected CRISTAL licensed software package from Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European market leader in payment and transaction services, for the implementation of its Instant Payment platform. ...
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Ex-Barclaycard exec appointed Concardis CFO

As of 1 October 2018, Carsten Höltkemeyer will become Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Concardis Payment Group, thereby assuming responsibility for the financial aspects of the Group. In addition...
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FX fintech Centtrip adds offline features

Centtrip, a fintech company specialising in international payments, foreign exchange and expenditure, has released an offline feature for its award-winning app. The new mode allows users to view some...
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Industry Reactions to New National Cyber Strategy

Industry Reactions to United States 2018 National Cyber Strategy
The White House last week announced the release of the 2018 National Cyber Strategy, which outlines the government’s plans for ensuring the security of cyberspace. Described by officials as the...
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Cisco Removes Default Password From Video Surveillance Manager

A critical vulnerability recently patched in the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) could allow an unauthenticated attacker to log in as root. The security flaw, Cisco revealed on Friday, impacts...
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How to Make the Business Case for an Intelligence Program

It’s Crucial to Communicate the Benefits of an Intelligence Program in the Context of Risk There are many challenges inherent to starting an intelligence program, but making a business case...
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What's next for SWIFT gpi and cross-border real-time payments?

SWIFT gpi poses many opportunities for banks. Like any technology, the rate of change is accelerating, making it critical that banks keep pace with the market and with their competition....
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Revolut looks to mitigate Brexit with Lux licence

London-based digital payments company Revolut is applying for a licence in Luxembourg in order to mitigate any fallout from Brexit. The fintech, led by CEO and co-founder Nikolay Storonsky,...
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Credential Stuffing Attacks Are Reaching DDoS Proportions

Credential stuffing is a growing threat. It is not new, but for many companies it is treated as annoying background noise that can be absorbed by bandwidth, handled by access...
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Zeepay and Moneygram team up for African mobile wallet play

MoneyGram a global provider of money transfer services, teamed up with Zeepay, a leading African FINTECH Giant, to allow customers to send money directly to all mobile wallets in...
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Bug Exposed Direct Messages of Millions of Twitter Users

Information Exposure Vulnerability Affected Millions of Twitter Users
Millions of Twitter Users Affected by Information Exposure Flaw Twitter has patched a bug that may have caused direct messages to be sent to third-party developers other than the ones...
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Crypto Exchange ShapeShift's CEO Says Move to Collect IDs Was 'Proactive'

Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift's controversial decision to require user identities wasn't forced upon it but signified a "proactive" step to reduce legal risks, according to CEO and founder Erik Voorhees. In...
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