The financial sector continues to be a prime target for highly sophisticated, customized attacks. The SWIFT money transfer system recently came under attack resulting in an $81 million heist of the Bangladesh Bank. This number pales in comparison to an estimated $1 billion stolen from over 100 banks worldwide by the...
Same-day Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment processing became a reality. While this represents a terrific opportunity for banks to be responsive to their customer's requirements for faster ACH payments, plus the ability to attract new customers from banks who choose not to offer the same level of responsiveness,...
What if we could stop financial fraud before it took place? That was the question that Webster Bank executives asked in 2011. The bank had numerous security layers, including a sophisticated risk engine that flagged any anomalies with Wire or Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfers.
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Who's responsible for the 12 percent uptick in financial fraud losses absorbed by U.S. banks? The American Bankers Association points to retail breaches. But one observer thinks "the ABA has its head in the sand." Read other reactions to the ABA's fraud report.
Financial losses tied to fraud against bank accounts increased about 12 percent from 2012 to 2014, but banks are not to blame. To the contrary, the ABA argues that banks are actually making significant strides in their fraud prevention efforts.
Sophisticated phishing campaigns, increasingly targeted because of social media, are fueling business email compromises - a growing wire fraud scheme that is attacking businesses worldwide, says Jim Hansen of PhishMe.
FBI Special Agent Charles Gunther says collaboration with FinCEN, international law enforcement and U.S. banks has helped the FBI recover millions of funds stolen from customers via emerging wire fraud schemes.
A $46.7 million fraud scheme that hit Ubiquiti Networks Inc. shows the new & improved face of wire fraud - and just how easy it is for cybercriminals to fool employees into helping to pilfer their own enterprises.
Wire fraud perpetrated via business email compromises has quickly become a top concern for banking institutions. Now one bank fraud executive predicts this type of fraud could exceed $1 billion this year.
A new impersonation scheme is taking aim at business executives to perpetuate ACH and wire fraud, says Bank of the West's David Pollino, who explains steps institutions should take now to protect their customers.
Choice Escrow is seeking a bench review of a recent appellate court ruling, which favored its former bank in an ACH fraud dispute. The firm argues the court set a bad precedent for future disputes by limiting Uniform Commercial Code protections.