ATM-related fraud is increasing in the United States, and experts say losses will continue to grow until the market achieves widespread adoption of cards using EMV chip technology and phases out magnetic-stripe cards.
Another organized cyber-attack and subsequent cash-out scheme illustrates increasing risks to the U.S. payments chain. One fraud expert says this trend "is of grave concern" for banking institutions and their accountholders.
Financial fraud expert Joe Rogalski explains why card issuers are ultimately responsible for losses linked to ATM cash-out schemes, like the $45 million worldwide cyberheist that made headlines last month.
How could global fraudsters steal $45 million from banking institutions without being detected or stopped? It was a process breakdown, not a technology failure, says fraud expert Avivah Litan of Gartner.
Authorities have shuttered a digital currency service allegedly used to launder funds stolen in a $45 million ATM cash-out scheme exposed earlier this month. Learn why experts say lax laws paved the way for the fraud.
Visa's alert to U.S. card issuers about increasing global ATM cash-out schemes should serve as a warning of bigger scams to come, says ATM expert Nicole Sturgill. Why are cash-out incidents on the rise?
Jenny Durkan, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, is taking a lead role in combatting cyberfraud. Under her leadership, federal prosecutors have upped their efforts to combat ever-increasing threats posed by digital crimes, including card fraud.