Speculation about the pending update to online authentication guidance has been circulating around water coolers for months now. "A [disclosure] like this could make it more challenging for the regulators," says attorney David Navetta.
Cyberthreats stem from the malware, but monetary losses stem from money mules. I've decided to coin a new term: eFraud. I cannot think of a better way to describe the wave of fraud incidents the financial industry is facing. It's electronic.
NACHA's CEO says ACH-related fraud is often over-hyped, and occurs far less often than check- and payment card-related fraud. But when corporate accounts are breached, fraudulent ACH transactions lead to big financial losses.
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council is expected to issue new security guidance that revisits online banking and strong authentication, according to industry experts who have been involved in recent meetings with the FFIEC.