Crypto exchange firm Coinbase has confirmed that an SMS phishing campaign aimed at stealing employee credentials resulted in a minor data breach. The company estimates the latest campaign is part of the phishing campaign that successfully compromised Twilio and Cloudflare last year.
The false positive rate for detecting check fraud typically is very high because it's such an analog process. To detect fraudulent checks faster, banks need to pair their legacy detection capabilities with image analysis solutions, says Trace Fooshee, strategic adviser with Aite-Novarica Group.
Banking Trojans, ransomware, fake finance apps programmed to steal data - the cybercriminal cartels have become more punitive in 2023, escalating destructive attacks on financial institutions. This is just one key finding of the annual Cyber Bank Heists report by Contrast Security's Tom Kellermann.
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Improved credit card security has forced fraudsters to look for other channels, and check fraud is proving to be an easier route for them, says Michael Diamond of Mitek Systems. Even worse, new technologies are enabling fraudsters to develop even better counterfeit checks.
Hong Kong police and Interpol disrupted an international criminal operation that planted banking Trojans through SMS phishing messages that appeared to originate from a legitimate source. Hong Kong police told the South China Morning Post the gang appears to be based overseas.
Banks are losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year to check fraud - if not more, says David Maimon, professor of criminal justice and criminology at Georgia State University. The major hurdle facing banks is that they are not able to share information with each other about fraudulent checks.
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Attackers this week locked up the business of London-based ION Cleared Derivatives, a software firm that supports derivatives trading, forcing major European banks to process trades manually and prompting a major futures exchange to delay the settlement of trades for two hours.
When the DOJ announced a "major, international cryptocurrency enforcement action," observers expected to see charges against a well-known firm. Instead, the agency charged a lesser-known figure, Anatoly Legkodymov, the Russian founder of Bitzlato, with facilitating $700 million in illegal activity.
Cybersecurity researchers say a Chinese for-profit threat group tracked as 8220 Gang is targeting cloud providers and poorly secured applications with a custom-built crypto miner and IRC bot. The malware can slow system performance, drive up costs and expose systems to security risks.
Authorized payment scams are growing, and regulators, lawmakers and banks are taking note. As some banks look at ways to reimburse customers for Zelle scams in 2023, experts expect technology vendors to focus on creating new solutions to detect scams and prevent such payments from being made.
Personal information for more than 1.3 million Aflac cancer insurance policyholders and almost 760,000 Zurich Insurance auto insurance policyholders in Japan has been leaked on the dark web following hacks on a third-party contractor. Affected individuals from both hacks reside in Japan.
Check fraud, first-party fraud and AI-related fraud will increase on a massive scale in 2023, thanks in large part to growing insider threats and the global economic slowdown. Frank McKenna, chief fraud strategist at Point Predictive, explains how banks can prepare to tackle these types of scams.
U.S. authorities in New York arrested a 24-year-old French national residing in the United Arab Emirates and charged him with defrauding buyers of Mutant Ape Planet NFTs, a type of digital asset, saying he defrauded investors out of more than $2.9 million.