2021 has been a dynamic year for fraud and financial crime, and the events that have emerged out of the quickly changing risk landscape continue to create new vulnerabilities for financial services organizations (FSOs).
Key fraud and AML trends of the past year have been particularly prevalent and are positioned...
More than $12 billion has been lost in decentralized finance, or DeFi, applications in 2021 - $10.8 billion of which is attributed to fraud and theft, a 600% increase from 2020, according to a new report from blockchain analytics firm Elliptic.
One of the effective ways to tackle AML fraud is to leverage technologies such as behavioral biometrics and device biometrics, says Charles Subrt, director of the fraud and AML practice at Aite-Novarica Group.
Cryptocurrency-using criminals continue to rely on services designed to launder their virtual currency to give them "clean coins" that are tougher for law enforcement to trace. Experts say such services are widely marketed on cybercrime forums, and sometimes provided directly to ransomware groups' affiliates.
Dutch police have detained Moscow businessman Denis Dubnikov after the U.S. accused him of receiving bitcoins worth $400,000 paid to Ryuk as ransoms by its victims. The U.S. is seeking to extradite the suspect, as the Biden administration's crackdown on ransomware continues.
There’s no question 2020 and 2021 have brought unanticipated changes and challenges for Financial Services and beyond. The notable surge in consumers’ use of websites and mobile apps for their banking transactions and service interactions exposed critical gaps in digital identity and authentication methods. These...
The U.S. Department of the Treasury unveiled additional steps to curb the illicit use of cryptocurrencies on Friday, warning enterprises not to engage with sanctioned entities exploiting the financial system - particularly to launder ransomware proceeds.
There’s no question: 2020 brought unanticipated changes and challenges for financial services. The notable surge in consumers’ use of websites and mobile apps for their banking transactions exposed critical gaps in our digital identity and authentication methods. Keith Swanson of SAS Institute outlines techniques...
An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to operating an illegal bitcoin "mixer" service to launder more than $300 million in cryptocurrency for users of darknet marketplaces, according to the Justice Department. Larry Dean Harmon faces up to a 20-year federal prison sentence.
Can your organization provide a seamless digital experience with immediate account access, and stand up to the highest standards in safeguarding customers’ assets?
When consumers fall victim to fraud, they expect their financial services organization (FSO) to help them resolve the issue. And when the firm...
The combination of governmental financial support driven by “high unemployment, business insolvency, and disruptions in global
trade patterns” + increased online and remote banking has led to a spike in
Heightened risks made it harder to comply with requirements to combat financing terrorism...
As the financial payments landscape shifts, and as fraudsters employ new technologies and techniques, institutions are deploying a next generation of anti-money laundering defenses. David Stewart of SAS defines next-gen AML and how to embrace it.
There's a lot of talk about advancing the anti-money laundering arsenal to the next level, sometimes referred to as next-generation AML, AML 2.0 or AML 3.0. Whatever you call the next wave of AML technology, it's about solutions that draw on such advances as robotics, semantic analysis and artificial intelligence...
The IRS Criminal Investigation Cyber Crimes Unit is waging a battle against the use of cryptocurrency for financing terrorists and other money-laundering activities. Agents Chris Janczewski and Jon Gebhart describe recent cryptocurrency-related takedowns.
A international law enforcement operation involving 16 countries has resulted in the arrest of 20 individuals suspected of belonging to the QQAAZZ criminal network, which helped launder cash and cryptocurrency for other cybercriminals.