Japanese card issuer JCB has signed for US security vendor RSA's fraud protection service in a bid to shield customers from online fraud and phishing attacks.
The RSA FraudAction service uses a team of analysts to detect and control phishing attempts. The system will be used by JCB to protect its 60 million cardholders when they view statements and make credit application online.
Osamu Yamano, president, RSA Japan, says the country suffers from high levels of cybercriminal activity, with fraudsters setting up fake Web sites and sending phishing e-mails to trick customers into handing over sensitive information.
Masahiro Ogushi, SVP, media and channel management department, JCB, says: "We believe having the innovative RSA FraudAction service working on our behalf to find and shut down fraudulent activity targeting our business online is an essential measure of security."