The scheme allegedly involved insiders recruited by fraudsters to steal information about more than 200 individuals and organizations. How can institutions improve background screening and prevent fraud?
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As 2012 nears and federal regulators prepare to examine financial institutions for conformance with the FFIEC Authentication Guidance, just how prepared are banks and credit unions? The answer may surprise you.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is warning its banks about another strand of phishing attacks purporting to come from the FDIC. The e-mails claim to offer critical information about business bank accounts.
Law enforcement officials say a New York crime ring defrauded TD Bank of more than $450,000 in a check fraud scheme. What loophole did the fraudsters find to run this scam, which went undetected for nearly two years?
Despite the FFIEC authentication guidance and the growth of online fraud, financial institutions still rely on outdated practices that expose customers to risk. How can institutions update their security measures?
It's a corporate account takeover scheme - with a twist. The scam involves money mules and distributed denial of service attacks. "This is an entirely different scenario," says Mike Smith of Akamai Technologies.
Dan Waddell of Tantus Technologies says giving back to the community is every information security professional's responsibility. And with the insurgence of cybercrime affecting all walks of life, now is the ideal time to get started.
Bank of America, a pioneer in mobile banking, says mobile is hot, but it also opens financial institutions to unknown risks. What proactive steps should banks and credit unions take to ensure they're ready?
Phishing schemes, like the one claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau, target consumers who have concerns about troubled accounts or account breaches. And social engineering is used more often to acquire financial and personal information.
Banking institutions are focused on preparing for 2012 and their first examinations on conformance with the FFIEC Authentication Guidance. But beyond the exams, what are the fraud trends they need to prepare to face?
The FFIEC Authentication Guidance has resulted in a cottage industry of anomaly detection solutions. But look carefully before you buy - separate myth from reality - says Terry Austin, CEO of Guardian Analytics.
Another myth is that it's easy to do the math and spot the anomalies. But, in fact, this process...
Two years after his business was a victim of ACH fraud, PATCO's Mark Patterson doubts whether most small business owners are yet aware of the risks they face. And he doesn't think the FFIEC guidance will help.