U.S. and Estonian authorities have broken up one of the largest Internet crime schemes that allegedly netted $14 million in fraudulent advertising fees and infected 4 million computers in 100 countries.
Bank of America's Keith Gordon says securing the mobile channel is much like securing any other banking channel: Controlling risks requires layers of security and controls. But educating customers plays a key security function, too.
Two fraud suspects had the perfect scheme, skimming payment card numbers at local gas pumps and then using counterfeit cards to buy more than $70,000 worth of goods at area merchants. But then they got greedy.
ID theft expert Joanna Crane wonders whether banks, government agencies and healthcare providers do enough to assist consumers with ID theft recovery, saying consumer expectations are often loftier than what's being done to meet the demand.
Occupy supporters plan today to protest at several banks' headquarters in NYC. Coming on the heels of cyberattacks that targeted police in Boston, how worried should banks be about growing physical threats and cyberattacks waged by Occupy sympathizers?
Phishing schemes that aim to gather credit and debit details are on the rise. The American Bankers Association offers tips on exactly what you should tell your employees and customers about the latest scams.
The U.S. explosion in card skimming will be the ultimate catalyst for change from mag stripe to chip and PIN technology. "I do believe that shift has begun," says SVB's Pradeep Moudgal. "Everyone wants to be in a much more secure environment."
Pradeep Moudgal of California-based SVB says the bank's decision in June to migrate commercial credit cards over to EMV was easy. "The biggest advantage of the chip card, at the end of the day, is to reduce fraud," he says.