The apparatchiks at the Kremlin think they're clever sorts with plans to replace computers with typewriters to prevent the American e-spies at the National Security Agency from hacking into Russian intelligence systems.
Preliminary results of the 2013 Faces of Fraud Survey show institutions are still suffering big financial losses linked to ACH and wire fraud. Why are they still getting hit, in spite of investments to detect and prevent account takeover?
Losses linked to retail breaches have fueled class action lawsuits on behalf of consumers. But Javelin's Al Pascual says banks are soon likely to take legal action, too, in breach cases that expose cards and lead to fraud.
Reports of account takeover incidents have increased in the last 18 months, yet losses have remained steady, says former federal banking examiner Amy McHugh, who analyzes what security measures are working and what still needs to be done.
A new precedent in ACH and wire fraud liability could be set if Choice Escrow is successful in its appeal to have a lower court's ruling overturned. Legal experts explain why this could prove to be the new benchmark.