The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday charged 10 individuals with using business email compromise and money laundering schemes to target public and private insurers. These schemes targeted Medicare, state Medicaid programs, private health insurers and numerous other victims.
User education is vital to boosting the detection rate of phishing emails or social engineering scams that could lead to data breaches or ransomware infestations. Technology alone can't make websites or email inboxes safe since both are business-critical for all users, says ID Agent's Amelia Paro.
The holidays are just around the corner to usher in a bustling season of togetherness, shopping, travel, and charitable donations. It’s a special time of year for many of us - including fraudsters and cybercriminals.
Frauds and scams accompany the season as bad actors take advantage of spikes in online activity...
If there’s anything 2022 can teach us, it’s that fincrime Is unpredictable.
This year has been shaped by rapidly changing fraud activities and scams… and increasingly brazen fraudsters. Neither individuals, businesses, government entities, nor financial institutions (FIs) are exempt from the velocity and...
How are money launderers exploiting the various gaps in the telecom and banking industry? Hesham Sayed Shoeb, fraud supervisor with Saudi Telecom Co., shares his experience on fighting money launderers and how to improve systems and tools to catch more fraudulent transactions.
Four ISMG editors discuss how security leaders determine the right level of security for the business, the growing risk of business ID theft to enterprises, and the arrest of a developer suspected of working for cryptocurrency mixing service Tornado Cash, for "facilitating money laundering."
Denis Mihaqlovic Dubnikov, 29, allegedly participated in a conspiracy to launder money obtained through Ryuk ransomware. Operators behind the malware mounted one of the largest cyberattacks against the healthcare sector in a fall 2021 ransomware spree.
Dutch police have arrested a man accused of working as a developer for Tornado Cash. "He is suspected of involvement in concealing criminal financial flows and facilitating money laundering through the mixing of cryptocurrencies via the decentralized Ethereum mixing service," Dutch authorities say.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the breach of customer engagement platform Twilio, a cyberattack on the U.K.'s NHS that has reignited concerns about supply chain security in the healthcare sector, and the U.S. Treasury clamping down on shady cryptocurrency mixers.
A high-ranking employee at Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange, or BitMEX, has pleaded guilty to violating the Bank Secrecy Act, which requires financial institutions to help prevent money laundering. The plea by Gregory Dwyer follows BitMEX's three founders all pleading guilty to the same charge.
Financial crimes against financial institutions have become more significant. These risks now represent one of the biggest areas of concern for the industry and one of the largest drivers of IT and compliance costs. Nick Davison of EY Australia and Paul Franks of SAS share new financial crime management...
How can you leverage artificial intelligence and make sense of data from different industries to determine whether a customer is creditworthy or whether an account is a mule account? Guy Sheppard, general manager of financial services at Aboitiz Data Innovation, discusses a case study.
In 2021, check transaction volumes increased by 8%, while attempted fraud dollar value increased by 106% for checks *. Check fraud risk is not only alive and well, but a growing concern for Fraud Managers.
To combat check fraud, Financial Services Organizations (FSOs) need both external account verification tools...