The scheme allegedly involved insiders recruited by fraudsters to steal information about more than 200 individuals and organizations. How can institutions improve background screening and prevent fraud?
Banks and credit unions are feverishly working to meet the FFIEC's authentication compliance deadline next year. But experts say institutions should be looking beyond the guidance, by making investments in cross-channel fraud detection.
The best thing institutions like BofA could do right now is start focusing energy on community outreach and public relations, areas where credit unions and community banks are quickly building advantage.
Police say financial specialist Librado Wright spent months siphoning more than $500,000 from Wachovia Bank's customer accounts. But when he attempted to withdraw the funds, the bank had a surprise for him.
New research from Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute provides further evidence why IT security isn't just the problem of an enterprise's security organization but of its top non-IT leadership as well.
Roger Baker, CIO at the VA, says desktop computers will eventually phase out, as mobile devices become predominant channels for communication and work. That evolution has made plans for ongoing mobile security a priority for organizations that cross every business sector.
Facial recognition, arguably, is the technology that most threatens individual privacy online, and that's on the mind of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, who has asked the FTC to report on its growing use.
These arrests also highlight the U.S. vulnerability to crimes involving payment cards with magnetic stripes. "The U.S. is a criminal's playground right now," says John Buzzard of FICO Card Alert Service.