Everyone knows that banking is a key target for cyber criminals - that's where the money is. But traditionally it has been the big financial organizations that were the target. In 2010, smaller financial institutions became targets through account takeovers, attacks which caused a surge in stolen online banking...
Detectives have arrested seven suspects and seek 13 more in an ATM skimming investigation involving hundreds of credit and debit cards compromised in parts of Canada, the U.S., Australia and Indonesia.
"The misfortune here for the banks is that they can have the best fraud-detection systems out there ... but it all breaks down when they call the 'hacker' to verify the transaction," says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
Alisdair Faulkner of ThreatMetrix says financial institutions and businesses should focus on five key security areas. What make up the top five, and where do banks need to make the greatest fraud-prevention investments?