Fraudsters are using DDoS to distract banks during account takeover attempts, says fraud prevention expert Avivah Litan, who highlights DDoS trends to watch in 2014 and reviews how attack techniques have evolved in the last year.
Security teams struggling to detect signs of threats hidden in mountains of data are attracted to big data analytics. But experts advise security professionals to take an incremental approach, starting out with smaller projects.
Although skimming attacks are still the greatest ATM fraud concern, experts warn that a new malware strain that targeted ATMs in Mexico may signal a shift and raises questions about software and operating system vulnerabilities.
Mary Galligan, the just-retired head of the FBI's New York cyber unit, says the federal government can do more to help businesses take all the right steps to protect sensitive information and prevent breaches.
Banking institutions and merchants are fighting back against cyber-attacks by sharing information and assisting law enforcement investigations, says Julie Conroy of Aite, which has issued a report about account takeover and cyberfraud trends.
Vermont's $30,000 settlement with a breached retailer proves states can play an important role in holding retailers more accountable for losses associated with card fraud, and issuers should take notice, one banker says.
Nations' policies for mitigating cyberthreats can conflict with efforts to promote cyber-enabled global trade, cautions Allan Friedman, research director of the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.
To mark his induction into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, Purdue University Computer Science Professor Eugene Spafford offers insights on key challenges, including overcoming senior executives' misperceptions about key issues.
Face-to-face and over-the-phone social-engineering schemes are increasingly used to perpetrate fraud, highlighting the need for more education and real-time transaction monitoring, says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
The FFIEC has warned banking institutions to take steps now to avoid security and operational risks associated with Microsoft's plans to discontinue support of Windows XP. Experts explain why replacing the operating system is critical.
Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable, says fraud expert Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner. She explains why so-called behavioral authentication is the only reliable way to verify users.