Visa ALERT: Protecting Your Business During the Holiday Season & Webinar on Black POS Malware, December 10

By at 5 December, 2014, 10:48 am


During this holiday shopping season certain customer behavior could point to card fraud, but it doesn’t necessarily indicate criminal activity. You know your customers, so let your instincts steer you in the right direction.

Visa is committed to helping merchants better understand how they can best protect their businesses and customers. As part of this commitment, Visa regularly posts data security alerts on These alerts focus on acceptance best practices for card-present and card-not-present merchants. You can keep your business or organization informed by accessing alerts, bulletins, and webinars by subscribing to RSS feeds at

The Visa material is targeted to acquirers, processors, and merchants. It provides guidance for merchants to reduce fraud risk exposure in both card-present and card-not-present environments.


Black POS Malware Deconstructed

December 10, 2014

10:00 AM PST

Visa Global Payment System Risk will be hosting a webinar on 10 December 2014 at 10 am PST covering the malicious payment card-stealing software known as BlackPOS.  This malware has enabled cybercriminals to attack point-of-sale systems and collect payment card data in ways that are difficult to identify and detect.  Please click on this link to register:

If you have any questions regarding these resources or need more information on protecting your payment card environment, please email or contact your Visa Account Executive or acquirer.

Other Visa data security webinars can be found at

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