"It's a crime like no other crime," says James Ratley, president of the ACFE, describing fraud. "There was not a gun involved, there was not a knife; there was in many cases a ballpoint pen or a computer."
Recently discovered viruses, consisting of Trojans and other malware, at City College of San Francisco have stolen personal banking information and other data from perhaps tens of thousands of students, faculty and administrators, says John Rizzo, president of the board of trustees.
Improved collaboration and communication between small businesses and financial institutions is the first step toward improving online security, says Mark Patterson, an ACH fraud victim. What else would help?
U.S. and European institutions can learn from DBS Bank's example. In response to a rash of fraudulent withdrawals that cost accountholders $1 million, the bank is launching a new SMS/text alert service for ATM transactions.
Cyberhackers are increasing their efforts to target online credentials. And phishing attacks waged against accountholders at Chase in the U.S. and Barclays in the U.K. have made it clear that banking accounts are the target.
Researchers say the Ramnit worm, which has defeated two-factor authentication measures used to protect bank online accounts, is now targeting Facebook - a development that should be especially concerning to banking institutions.
ACH/Wire fraud was the big story in 2010 and helped influence the updated FFIEC Authentication Guidance. So, have incidents of corporate account takeover decreased in 2011, or are we just hearing less about them?
A new survey finds that only 56% of U.S. banking institutions have conducted risk assessments, but 87% have deployed layered security controls. Are banks ready to conform with the FFIEC Authentication Guidance?
In an exclusive interview about the findings of this new survey, Austin discusses:
Breaches have an adverse impact on the fundamental operations of a business or government and without fully understanding that, executives and managers cannot smartly run their operations successfully.