Some 200 people have reported fraudulent debit and credit transactions hitting their accounts after dining at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant in Texas. Investigators believe a third-party vendor may have been hacked.
"The first step is for banks to admit there is a problem before they can address it, and many bankers are still in denial," says Shirley Inscoe, author of the book "Insidious: How Trusted Employees Steal Millions and Why It's So Hard for Banks to Stop Them."
"Any other bank could have just as easily been victimized," says banking fraud expert Shirley Inscoe, following the arrest of a former Citigroup executive charged with embezzling more than $19 million.
Police in Beaverton, Ore., have asked for the public's help to identify four suspects who were caught on camera using fake payment cards allegedly created from details skimmed by fraudsters at area Michaels stores.
Security experts at this week's Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit agree: Security, not compliance, has to be the new focus. Cyberintrusions cannot be stopped, and the RSA breach should be a lesson to the industry.
A breach of debit card accounts, which began in April, has so far affected nearly two dozen banks and credit unions in the Northeast Ohio area, including Keybank, Fifth Third and Century Federal Credit union.
A new federal suit against Michaels claims the crafts retailer, hit by a POS skimming scheme in May, took too long to notify customers after it learned of the breach that affected stores in 20 U.S. states.
An inside breach at BofA that led to more than 300 compromised accounts signifies growing concerns about internal threats. But experts say organizations can implement strategies to detect - and in some cases even predict - internal fraud.
Experts say card issuers picked up on the Michaels card breach by employing strong transaction monitoring and behavioral analytics, proving that cross-channel detection tools are the best ways to curb growing card-fraud schemes.
Michaels Stores Inc. says POS PIN pads at nearly 90 stores in 20 states were tampered with, exposing debit and credit cardholders to fraud. Now the chain says it is replacing PIN pads at the majority of its 964 U.S. stores.
Police and the U.S. Secret Service are now investigating a series of fraud incidents involving Chicago-area customers of the Michaels craft store chain, which appears to be another victim of POS device tampering.