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The financial services industry gets phished more than most. How well do banks and other institutions defend themselves? In some respects quite well, but no one should be complacent.
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How FinServ maintains an above-average resiliency to...
Script-based payment card malware continues its successful run, impacting a range of e-commerce sites, security researchers warn. With fraudsters continuing to refine their tactics, countering card-sniffing scripts continues to be difficult.
Fifty-four percent of survey respondents say their institutions' digital authentication measures are average or below when compared to their peers. And 55 percent rate themselves at average or below when it comes to their institution's current ability to apply the right amount of security to the right transactions at...
Identity and access management is more complicated when organizations rely on a cloud infrastructure, says Brandon Swafford, CISO at Waterbury, Connecticut-based Webster Bank, who describes the challenges in an interview.
Just days after Drupal warned of a "highly critical" flaw in its web services modules, hackers came calling, exploiting the content management system vulnerability to install cryptocurrency miners and other malicious software on sites, security experts warn.
The notorious carder site Joker's Stash is featuring a fresh batch of Pakistani banks' payment card data with an estimated street value of $3.5 million. Nearly all of the 70,000 bank cards are advertised as being from Meezan Bank, the country's largest Islamic bank, Group-IB reports.
This Valentine's Day, authorities are once again warning individuals to watch out for anyone perpetrating romance scams. The FTC says Americans lost $143 million to romance scams in 2017, while in the U.K., Action Fraud says reported romance scam losses in 2018 topped $64 million.
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the US. Globally, 1 in 60 online transactions are fraudulent. And if you don't know who your customers are, you can't onboard them to your platform.
Though businesses are moving online, their identity verification and KYC processes haven't. Instead, the old processes...
In 2018, the Identity Theft Resource Center counted 1,244 U.S. data breaches - involving the likes of Facebook, Marriott and Exactis - that exposed 447 million sensitive records, such as Social Security numbers, medical diagnoses and payment card data.
Banks in West Africa have been targeted by at least four hacking campaigns since mid-2017, with online attackers wielding commoditized attack tools and "living off the land" tactics to disguise their efforts, Symantec warns.
Hackers have been plugging inexpensive hardware into banks' local area networks to help perpetrate heists that have stolen tens of millions of dollars, warns Kaspersky Lab. It says that since 2017, the "DarkVishnya" attack campaign has hit at least eight Eastern European banks.
SWIFT hacks happen when cybercriminals get in between the customer's network and the SWIFT network. There, they can change or reroute messages and even currency, making even one successful SWIFT hack highly lucrative.
However, these cyberattacks can be prevented with a strong security posture and absolute...
In October of 2018, the banking industry unveiled its new Cybersecurity Profile to help financial institutions develop and maintain cyber risk management programs. This groundbreaking document - the culmination of two years' work - marries the NIST Cybersecurity Framework with the finance sector's highly complex...
Financial services have historically been at the forefront of adapting to changes in technology, regulations and consumer behavior. While businesses focus on the challenges of customer experience, digital transformation and cloud adoption, the industry is dealing with increased risks posed by operational challenges...
Hackers behind the FASTCash ATM cash-out attack campaign - tied by the U.S. government to North Korea - use Trojan code designed to exploit bank networks running outdated versions of IBM's AIX Unix operating system, Symantec warns.