Hacking is behind most large-scale data breaches. What steps can organizations and leaders take to safeguard their information post-attack? Karen Barney of the Identity Theft Resource Center offers advice.
Everyone knows that banking is a key target for cyber criminals - that's where the money is. But traditionally it has been the big financial organizations that were the target. In 2010, smaller financial institutions became targets through account takeovers, attacks which caused a surge in stolen online banking...
Detectives have arrested seven suspects and seek 13 more in an ATM skimming investigation involving hundreds of credit and debit cards compromised in parts of Canada, the U.S., Australia and Indonesia.
"The misfortune here for the banks is that they can have the best fraud-detection systems out there ... but it all breaks down when they call the 'hacker' to verify the transaction," says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
The Europay, MasterCard, Visa standard, commonly used in most global markets, is coming to the U.S. The sooner issuers, acquirers and merchants initiate migrations, the better, says Stephanie Ericksen, head of authentication product integration at Visa.
Recently discovered viruses, consisting of Trojans and other malware, at City College of San Francisco have stolen personal banking information and other data from perhaps tens of thousands of students, faculty and administrators, says John Rizzo, president of the board of trustees.