The bright spot is that 36 percent of the takeover incidents reported in 2010 were stopped before fraudulent funds transfers were approved. That's an improvement from 2009, when only 20 percent were thwarted.
"We face a broad threat ... and each consumer has to understand that their part in protecting both their own finances and the financial infrastructure, together, is a very large part," says Ian Harper, Pentagon Federal Credit Union.
Small businesses have room to improve when it comes to fraud prevention. And according to a recent study commissioned by TD Bank, a lack of understanding and apathy are challenges that need to be overcome.
Today, financial institutions offering internet-based and mobile-banking services face increasing pressure to provide enhanced consumer protection against phishing, sophisticated malware and other fraudulent activities. The FFIEC's guidance for financial institutions took a strong stance in support of the deployment...
As banks and credit unions work toward compliance with the FFIEC's updated online authentication guidance, they need to place their efforts and attentions on risk assessments, says Doug Johnson of the ABA.
As attacks targeting online banking (e-banking) applications grow more sophisticated and more frequent, financial institutions need to strengthen their defenses. In response to these changing demands, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released revised security guidelines for secure banking...
In January 2012, FFIEC examiners will be formally assessing financial institutions' adherence to the new FFIEC "Supplement to Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment" guidelines. Is your organization ready? The following check list outlines some of the fundamental requirements of the new FFIEC Authentication...
The FFIEC Authentication Guidance update is out, and third-party service providers need to begin reviewing their internal systems and communicating with their financial institution customers, says Wells Fargo Bank's Phil Alexander.
Banking institutions have a lot to do in order to prepare for the Jan. 2012 deadline to conform with the new FFIEC authentication guidance, and former banking regulator William Henley has one, simple piece of advice: start now.
Despite previously announced plans to appeal last month's ruling in the ACH fraud lawsuit filed by Experi-Metal Inc., Comerica Bank now says it has resolved to pay the $560,000 in damages and close the case.
Corporate account takeover events are reigniting the debate between banks and their former commercial customers, about everything from fraud liability and the "good faith" standard to commercially reasonable security.