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Study Shows Banks Blocking More Fraud

October 07, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The FS-ISAC consists of a group of banks that shares threat information and interacts with the federal government on critical infrastructure issues. Its members include Citi, Prudential, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo, among others...

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Usernames and Passwords Are Facilitating Fraud

September 30, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Here we are in 2011 and well over half a billion records have been breached. While not all of the compromised records were held by financial institutions or were accounts considered “high-risk”, many of those breached accounts have resulted in financial fraud or account takeover...

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Researchers Demonstrate Diebold Voting Machine Hack

September 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"These man-in-the-middle attacks are potentially possible on a wide variety of electronic voting machines. We think we can do similar things on pretty much every electronic voting machine. This is a national security issue. It should really be handled by the Department of Homeland Security..."

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CISSP Ethics and Outright Plagiarism

September 21, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Imitation is a form of flattery, but what is outright copying and pasting of original content and pretending its your own? That’s called PLAGIARISM and its WRONG Mr. Steven Lentz, CISSP. You SCRAPED the content, REMOVED MY NAME and all ATTRIBUTION and posted it as your own...

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Smarter Security Steps Part 2: Information Management

September 08, 2011 Added by:Brian McGinley

Make sure your company has a policy and operational execution against that policy that looks at data protection, remote access and computer account privileges during terminations that provide for securing company property, password changeovers within the company and outside vendors...

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Citigroup Executive Pleads Guilty to Insider Theft of Millions

September 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Foster exploited his position as a trusted insider to embezzle tens of millions of dollars and to conceal the theft for as long as possible. The FBI is determined to uncover bank larceny in any form,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge Fedarcyk...

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The Benefits of Investigating Employee Complaints

August 29, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Encouraging internal reporting helps you detect misconduct in its earlier stages. The sooner you investigate, the sooner you put an end to the misconduct reported. For fraud cases, this is particularly important, as stopping fraud sooner results in less money lost...

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Insider Identity Theft is Still a Problem

August 26, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Even today, the HRdirector may have a new boyfriend who happens to have a drug problem, and who needs her to steal your identity so that he can get a fix. The fundamental issue of identity theft hasn’t changed, and the people doing it are the same. Frequently, they are those on the inside...

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A Carrot for Chip and PIN

August 25, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

EMV and contactless technologies do not entirely solve the fraud problem. While they minimize fraud in the case of card present transactions, they do not even address fraud in card not present transactions. And it is in card not present transactions where fraud is most prevalent...

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What Identity Theft Protection Is and Is Not

August 24, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

A true identity theft protection service monitors your identity by checking credit reports and scanning the Internet for your personal information. It looks out for your Social Security number, and if something goes wrong, has people who’ll work with you to resolve the problem...

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Mobile Banking More Secure than PC E-Commerce?

August 23, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Over the past decade criminals have learned the ins and outs of exploiting online banking using PC’s. In the past 15 years or so, the desktop computer has been hacked in every possible way, making the computer and the data it contains and transmits extremely vulnerable to fraud...

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Twenty-One Steps to Smarter Security

August 22, 2011 Added by:Brian McGinley

Whatever your business, Security Risk Management should be in that pie chart—as an integrated slice of your business. Integration is tenet number one, and as a security professional in your company, your main job is to be a business enabler and evangelist to make this so...

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Here's a Tip for Your Waitress: Don't Rip Me Off

August 19, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

A Florida waitress used a skimmer to steal their credit card information, make new cards and rack up thousands of dollars in charges at Radio Shack and Walmart—all on their dime. The 25-year-old told authorities she targeted customers who she thought treated her poorly by running her around...

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Identity Theft Has Long Lasting Psychological Effects

August 19, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The lack of specifics makes it difficult for victims to attain any closure and move forward. “No matter how well they monitor their financial records for the rest of their lives, they may still feel vulnerable,” Van Vliet says...

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FINRA Fines Citigroup for Failing to Detect Fraud

August 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

FINRA found that Citigroup failed to detect or investigate a series of "red flags" that upon further inquiry should have alerted the firm to the improper use of customer funds, including reports reflecting suspicious transfers of funds between unrelated accounts...

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Majority of Bankers Say Cyber Crime is Uncontrollable

August 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The results of a live poll conducted at its annual North American Insights client conference show fraud and cyber crime continue to be among the most daunting issues that banks are facing today. Bankers believe it is a challenge that they will never be able to get under control...

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