Visa Threat Intelligence

Protect your payment data from cyber attacks.

Visa Threat Intelligence helps you detect and protect against cyberattacks targeting payment data. It provides high-quality Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) that draw on Visa’s unparalleled visibility into the global payments ecosystem.

available for use by:

Issuer Banks
Acquirer Banks
Independent Developers


Free to use in Sandbox. Contact Visa for pricing and commercial details to use in Production.

Detect and identify a breach early in its lifecycle

Visa Threat Intelligence (VTI) helps organizations determine if they have been the victim of a security breach. Breaches often occur many months prior to observable fraud activity. By detecting and identifying a breach early in its lifecycle, merchants and service providers can prevent and/or mitigate fraud activity before it occurs. VTI’s actionable data also enables organizations to develop proactive defense strategies against known threats and avoid future breaches. 


Key Features

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Low false positive and breach-validated IoCs.

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85% of our IoCs are unique and not found in other leading threat intelligence tools.

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Notification of latest threat information enabling you to immediately respond to cyberattacks.

Why Use It?

VTI’s actionable data enables organizations to develop proactive defense strategies against known threats and avoid future breaches. 

  • Visa Threat Intelligence’s Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) are based on Visa’s visibility into payments data and our analysis of fraud events globally.
  • Visa’s IoCs are payments-focused and unique –  85% are not found in any other leading threat intelligence tool.1
  • False positives are minimized due to Visa’s risk and fraud vetting process.
  • Merchants can dramatically reduce breach identification time.2
  • Visa’s IoCs are effective for small and mid-sized network and security teams – in addition to larger, highly sophisticated security operation centers.

How Does It Work?

Visa is committed to maintaining payment system security. When fraud does occur, Visa’s risk and fraud teams work with merchants and financial institutions to collect and analyze TTPs (Tactics, Techniques & Procedures) used by crime organizations during a breach that likely occurred months before the fraud. 

APIs Included

Visa Threat Intelligence Inquiry API

This API allows applications to download IoCs based on parameters of Date, Victim Type and Indicator Type.

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1 Source: Visa. Based on a sample of Visa Threat Intelligence indicators compared to four commercial threat intelligence sources / vendors (2016). 

2 Source: Visa. Visa reduced merchant breach response time by 50%. Merchant breach response time is the average time between initial intrusion and breach discovery by Visa from 2014-2016.