Preliminary results of the 2013 Faces of Fraud Survey show institutions are still suffering big financial losses linked to ACH and wire fraud. Why are they still getting hit, in spite of investments to detect and prevent account takeover?
Reports of account takeover incidents have increased in the last 18 months, yet losses have remained steady, says former federal banking examiner Amy McHugh, who analyzes what security measures are working and what still needs to be done.
A new precedent in ACH and wire fraud liability could be set if Choice Escrow is successful in its appeal to have a lower court's ruling overturned. Legal experts explain why this could prove to be the new benchmark.
Former federal banking examiner Amy McHugh says banks can learn a lot from recent legal decisions and settlements in account takeover cases, including which authentication and online-banking security investments they should make.
A new ruling in the Choice Escrow vs. BancorpSouth case finds that refusing fraud-prevention tools offered by banks can shift liability for fraud losses back on commercial customers. What does this ruling mean for other institutions?
Which fraud trends need the most attention from U.S. banking institutions in 2013? Distributed-denial-of-service attacks and account takeover, says FS-ISAC's Bill Nelson, who offers fraud-fighting tips.