While Microsoft's move to take down Zeus malware-related botnets is touted as a unique approach to fight financial fraud, some industry experts question its long-term viability. What are their concerns?
"Many financial institutions have watched for years as cybercrime has escalated, and now we are shutting it down," says Greg Garcia, describing Operation B71 and how it's helping combat ACH/wire and other forms of fraud.
The FFIEC Authentication Guidance update has been in circulation since mid-2011. But as banking examiners begin testing for conformance, we find:
Only 11% of surveyed institutions have come into conformance since the guidance was issued;
Nearly 30% don't fully understand the guidance;
88% do not believe the...
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...
Unmistakably, the release of the FFIEC supplement was the result of an increasingly hostile online banking environment created by the introduction of advanced malware. To effectively comply with FFIEC guidelines, financial organizations need to select a solution that is able to provide real-time threat intelligence...
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.