While most people are planning time off from work over the holidays, criminals are working overtime this season on new scams to steal personal data.
The latest fraud schemes come from Connecticut, Hawaii and Oklahoma.
"The more things change, the more things stay the same." This old saying holds true when it comes to the different types of fraud hitting financial institutions.
In 2009, institutions were being hit from every angle with fraud schemes -- some were old, and some were new variations. Here is a roundup of the 10...
The top breaches of 2009 can be described in many ways, but the first word that comes to mind is "big."
With the announcement in January of the breach that surpassed the 2005 TJX breach, Heartland Payment Systems leads all of the hacks that hit or affected the financial services industry in 2009.
Three banks were closed by state and federal regulators on Friday, Dec. 11.
With these closings, the year's tally of failed institutions rises to 163 - 133 banks and 30 credit unions that have been closed, acquired or placed into conservatorship.
Information Security as a profession is amidst an evolution.
From a traditional, technology-oriented role safeguarding critical information assets, the career is progressing toward integration with the strategic thinking of organizations. Led by President Obama, the U.S. has embraced cybersecurity as a national...
How much do you actually know about time and the critical role it plays in your organization?
In a preview of his new webinar, Time: The Hidden Risks -- How to Create Compliant Time Practices, Bill Sewall discusses:
Why time is such a critical business issue;
Risks and opportunities presented by time;
We've experienced two waves of the H1N1 pandemic. What lessons have we learned?
Sue Kerr, President of Continuity First, a business continuity/disaster recovery consultancy, talks about how organizations have handled H1N1. She also discusses:
the state of BC/DR;
Challenges facing organizations today;
An undisclosed number of HSBC customers had personal data exposed online about their bankruptcy proceedings, according to a data breach notification letter dated November 20 and sent to the New Hampshire attorney general's office. The letter was made public last week.
A missing laptop may have caused a security breach at Flagstar Bank in Grand Rapids, MI, according to a letter the bank sent to some of its customers on Nov. 25.
The bank's letter tells customers that a laptop owned by an unidentified bank vendor was stolen and held an undisclosed number of customer social security...
Three ATM skimming operations in Maryland, Illinois and Georgia have netted thieves more than $120,000, according to law enforcement agencies investigating the crimes. These discoveries follow several recent incidents of ATM skimming in other states.
Banking customers in three additional states have received bogus text messages purporting to be from their institutions.
As part a growing wave of similar phishing attempts throughout the nation, customers in Cincinnati, Ohio, St. Louis, Missouri and Lewiston, Idaho last week reported receiving text messages...
AmTrust Bank, the $12 billion Cleveland, Ohio-based institution, was closed on Friday, Dec. 4 - one of six banks to be shut down by state and federal regulators.
New York Community Bank of Westbury, NY, immediately assumed all of AmTrust Bank's Deposits. Meanwhile, State Bank and Trust Company of Macon, GA., acquired...
The National Security Agency (NSA), through the National INFOSEC Education and Training Program (NIETP), identifies 106 universities that conform to its standard for acceptable programs in information security today.