The top breaches of 2009 can be described in many ways, but the first word that comes to mind is "big."
With the announcement in January of the breach that surpassed the 2005 TJX breach, Heartland Payment Systems leads all of the hacks that hit or affected the financial services industry in 2009.
OK, it's year-end and everybody is thinking about the biggest this, biggest that of the year - of the decade, even. And we'll have our own lists, too, no worries. There's a lot to look back upon this year, and even more to look forward to in 2010.
But what are on my mind today are the big stories that no one seems...
Three ATM skimming operations in Maryland, Illinois and Georgia have netted thieves more than $120,000, according to law enforcement agencies investigating the crimes. These discoveries follow several recent incidents of ATM skimming in other states.
Government and business must think creatively to help safeguard America's digital assets, says Melissa Hathaway, the former White House acting senior director for cybersecurity who led President Obama's 60-day cybersecurity policy review.
Hathaway, an interview with GovInfoSecurity.com, cited the innovative...
Skimming - point-of-sale attacks at ATMs and sales terminals -- hurts everyone, including banks, retailers and their customers. And the PCI Security Standards Council is fighting the crime with a new set of best practices for skimming prevention.
ATM security keeps Terri Ipson up at night.
As the ATM protection "evangelist" at Diebold, the security solutions vendor, Ipson says she is constantly on the watch for the latest emerging threat that criminals are employing against ATMs globally.
Among the ways Diebold is looking to prevent criminals from...
The Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach may be the fraud story of year (so far), but ATM and debit card thefts are growing steadily and frighteningly at financial institutions.
Here are the top ATM/debit card fraud trends
The fraud fight is getting nastier by the minute, say experts familiar with the new schemes - and some old ones with new wrinkles -- being perpetrated by criminals against financial institutions and their customers. Here are 13 of the most prevalent ruses.
In what is being called a well-orchestrated ATM card scam, the true extent of RBS WorldPay's public announcement in late December that its computer systems had been hacked in November has been revealed.
ATM fraud is one of the primary crimes committed against banking institutions, and skimming alone adds up to billions in annual losses. How can you fight back?
Evolving attack methods of the fraudsters;
Effective anti-skimming strategies from banking and law enforcement leaders;
New anti-skim solutions...
From Hannaford Brothers to Countrywide, this year has been full of stories of criminal activity on the Internet, with hackers and phishers wreaking havoc on computer systems and consumers, causing credit and debit fraud numbers to soar.
What does next year hold for fraud against financial institutions? Here are 10...
Learn in detail the current financial scams in circulation from phishing and lottery scams, ATM and credit card skimming, among many others.
Learn proactive defenses to prevent consumers and employers from falling victim.