Banks and credit unions are feverishly working to meet the FFIEC's authentication compliance deadline next year. But experts say institutions should be looking beyond the guidance, by making investments in cross-channel fraud detection.
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.
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.
What fraud and security issues does Paul Smocer, the new president of BITS, see as being top concerns in the coming year? Mobile payments, social media, and a strong need for institutions and organizations to comply with existing guidance top the list.
"Organizations are putting in layers of security and tools to safeguard information and assets, however, the fraudsters are attacking our weakest link, the consumer," says Anthony Vitale of Patelco Credit Union.
Successful wire fraud attacks cause losses averaging between $100,000 to 200,000 per victim. So, it's not surprising that banks are being sued by business customers for alleged failures to prevent fraud via ACH.
"What banks need to be aware of is that much of this fraud is occurring on the consumer and business-customer side, and not all of them will invest in technology that catches these attacks," says Phil Blank of Javelin Strategy & Research.