Hackers have pilfered some 2 million user passwords and credentials for Facebook and other social media and Internet sites, according to IT security provider Trustwave. The hackers attacked computers in about 100 nations.
Financial institutions and businesses in other sectors must continually collect information about their online customers to ensure stronger authentication, says Avivah Litan, a fraud expert and analyst for the consultancy Gartner.
The breach of a card loyalty marketing company has reignited discussions about the roles banking institutions, regulators and others play when it comes to mitigating third-party risks. Where should the buck stop?
Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable, says fraud expert Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner. She explains why so-called behavioral authentication is the only reliable way to verify users.
The United States should be prepared for a dramatic increase in card-not-present fraud as cards using the EMV standard are widely deployed, says card fraud prevention expert Julie Conroy of Aite, who describes the reasons why.
Mitigating card risks associated with retail malware attacks and POS vulnerabilities is a focus of updates to the PCI Data Security Standard, say Bob Russo and Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council.
Spear-phishing attacks aimed at bank employees are on the rise, and community banks and credit unions are particularly vulnerable. Learn why experts say authentication is failing to address the problem.
Hackers allegedly trafficking in personally identifiable data have reportedly breached the computers of three major data aggregators, raising doubts about knowledge-based authentication as a tool to verify identity.
NIST awards a total of $7 million in grants to five organizations to develop and pilot reliable and easy-to-use identity credentials that could help build trust in online commerce and boost the economy.
Banks have a critical role to play in helping other industries with DDoS mitigation, as DDoS targets are expected to shift. Attacks against U.S. banks are proving increasingly ineffective because banks have enhanced their defenses.
Citi's settlement with two states over a breach that exposed 360,000 cards will likely set an example for other states. One expert says banking institutions will likely pay more damages when accounts are compromised.
Fraud is increasing across the board, but attributing losses to certain types of fraud continues to pose challenges for many banking institutions, says Doug Johnson of the American Bankers Association.