Craig Hoffman

Craig Hoffman

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Ruling Gives New Life to Bank Claims Against Breached Retailers in Target Case

One common occurrence after the disclosure by a retailer of a breach affecting card present payment card data used to be the filing of claims by banks that issued payment cards affected by the incident. The banks bringing the...more

12/4/2014 - Banks Data Breach Debit and Credit Card Transactions Fraudulent Charges Negligence Putative Class Actions Retailers Target

Why Worry About a Little Skimmer?

Merchants—rightfully so—are worried about securing their payment card environments so that their name does not appear in a headline discussing how millions of cards were stolen from them. Faced with the challenge of...more

9/18/2014 - Corporate Liability Data Collection Debit and Credit Card Transactions Marketing Mobile Payments Personally Identifiable Information Retailers

Secret Service Raises Warning About Backoff POS Malware

The Secret Service, which investigates financial crimes, issued a security Alert on July 31, 2014, warning of malware named “Backoff” that was being used to steal payment card data from point-of-sale (POS) systems. The Alert...more

8/25/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Protection Debit and Credit Card Transactions Malware Passwords Point of Sale Terminals Popular Risk Alert

New Guidance for Merchants on Ensuring that Service Providers Share Security Responsibility

For merchants, long gone are the days of using a card reader with a dial-up connection to their payment processor. Today’s omni-channel retailers rely on multiple third party service providers to complete payment card...more

8/19/2014 - Data Protection Debit and Credit Card Transactions Mobile Payments Online Payments PCI Personally Identifiable Information Retailers

Do Merchants That Outsource Payment Processing Still Have Risk From a Breach?

Last week a small New England bakery announced that its point-of-sale (POS) devices were infected with malware that may have put card data at risk....more

2/11/2013 - Credit Cards Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Debit and Credit Card Transactions Notice Requirements Notifications PCI PFI

2012 Payments Systems Year-in-Review

The interchange fee and the potential of mobile payments were the dominant payment system issues in 2012. From a landmark antitrust settlement to seemingly daily announcements of a new prepaid or mobile payment product, there...more

12/29/2012 - CFPB Debit and Credit Card Transactions Durbin Amendment Rules EMV ETFs EU FCC FDIC FTC Interchange Fees Mobile Payments Point of Sale Terminals Prepaid Payment Products

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