BankInfoSecurity Week in Review for Friday, April 15, 2011

The Heartland hacker says the U.S. government was aware of his illegal activities, and an ID security expert talks about phishing threats in the wake of the Epsilon breach.Here's a list of some of this week's most compelling content on BankInfoSecurity:
  • Gonzalez Seeks Guilty Plea Withdrawal. Heartland Payment Systems hacker Albert Gonzalez seeks to overturn his conviction and 20-year sentence, a record for a computer breach, maintaining he committed his crimes with the knowledge of his Secret Service handlers;
  • Phishing Season: How to Avoid Fraud. In the wake of the Epsilon breach, organizations have been vigilant to notify their customers about the incident, telling consumers their e-mail addresses have been exposed and linked to information that could subject them to phishing attacks;
  • AML & Fraud Prevention: Uneasy Marriage. Financial services organizations have to varying degrees experimented with integrating their fraud prevention and anti-money laundering (AML) functions into cohesive financial crimes units.
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