The publishes today the 2016 Payment Threats Trends Report. It provides an insight into the latest developments on threats affecting payments, including cybercrime. It attempts to create awareness on these matters in order to allow stakeholders involved with payments to decide on possible actions in this respect.
The document is structured into two sections. The first section analyses threats which are encountered nowadays in payment contexts and are causing fraud including denial of service attacks, social engineering and phishing, malware, mobile related attacks; card related fraud, botnets (i.e. a network of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a group), etc… A second section aims to include early warnings on threats related to emerging technologies which could lead to potential fraud in payment contexts. The following topics are covered: cloud services and big data, internet of things and virtual currencies.