Police in Greece arrested Russian national Alexander Vinnik, who was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury for allegedly running the BTC-e bitcoin exchange and helping to launder $4 billion in cryptocurrency tied to criminal enterprises, including the hack of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange.
Banks that cannot evolve their fraud detection capabilities to effectively address two seemingly opposing requirements - building trust through strong cybersecurity programs and delivering a seamless customer experience - will fail to build new market share, and will lose market share to those banks that...
As financial institutions seek to capture new opportunities through online banking, it becomes increasingly critical to both provide a seamless user experience and help protect against online fraud. But fraudsters continue to successfully modify their attack methods to keep pace with this transformation, stealing...
Banks often view innovation as coming at the cost of security. Instead, security can be an enabler to the digital transformation - helping banks welcome customers in and keep fraudulent activity out so they can pursue new growth opportunities, improve the customer experience, and build customer loyalty.
As the global threat landscape shifts, so does Kaspersky Lab. Moving from its traditional cybersecurity focus, Kaspersky now is honing in on fraud prevention. Emma Mohan-Satta describes this shift and what it means for security and anti-fraud leaders.
Banks that collectively own SWIFT saw their profits vanish last year as the organization increased its investments in information security, even as the interbank messaging service handled record volumes of money-moving messages.
Memo to would-be cybercriminals: Want to move stolen funds internationally to bank accounts that you control? Need to route the funds to a few money mules to get it laundered? Don't do it from a system tied to an IP address registered to your home.
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...
An internal investigation into the February theft of $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh reportedly found that a handful of negligent and careless bank officials inadvertently helped facilitate the heist by outside hackers.
"Inertia and clumsiness" at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York nearly led to one of the biggest cyber-heists in history - resulting in $81 million being stolen from the central bank of Bangladesh - being even worse, according to a new report.
Hackers reportedly stole $250,000 from Bangladesh's Sonali Bank in 2013, in what's now the fourth case involving malware attacks and injecting fraudulent money-transfer requests into the SWIFT interbank messaging network.
Officials in several nations are probing the security of the SWIFT interbank messaging system in the wake of recent hacker attacks. Can the bank-owned cooperative better police members, secure access to its network as well as spot emerging hack attacks and fraud?
Another series of SWIFT-enabled hack attacks against a bank has come to light, following the theft of $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh and SWIFT warning that other banks are also being targeted.