The U.K. government earlier this month introduced a strategy to reduce fraud and scams called Fraud Strategy: Stopping Scams and Protecting the Public. Ken Palla, retired director of MUFG Bank, said this as an important step to combat authorized scams, which have now eclipsed unauthorized fraud.
The expanding RTP landscape represents a definitive transformation in how consumers and organizations interact.
Constantly evolving payments demand agile tools, practices, and processes that enable greater defense against continually manifesting scams and fraud. The FedNow Service launch is right around the...
Researchers found Android malware masquerading as a legitimate application available and downloaded over 620,000 times from the Google Play store. The apps have been active since 2022, posing as legitimate photo-editing apps, camera editors and smartphone wallpaper packs.
In the latest weekly update, finance security expert Ari Redbord joins ISMG editors to discuss takeaways from the U.S. Treasury's 2023 DeFi Illicit Finance Risk Assessment, the state of blockchain analytics and where it is headed, and traction for FinCEN's Financial Action Task Force Travel Rule.
The Federal Reserve's FedNow Service will launch in July this year. Many banks, including community banks, will be able to leverage FedNow as an instant payment platform. How can these banks prepare for faster payments, and what security controls should they consider adding?
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is mulling over whether to reimburse consumers for online scams and fraud, but this regulatory change could lead to an increase in first-party fraud, cautioned Karen Boyer, senior vice president of financial crimes at M&T Bank.
Faster payment technology has been around for years, but fraud continues to dominate the conversation, says Reed Luhtanen of the U.S. Faster Payments Council. Luhtanen says all payment systems have a fraud problem, and firms will be able to curb faster payment fraud with more experience and data.
An Android banking Trojan is targeting Brazilian adopters of an instant payment platform known as Pix, marking another foray by the South American country's criminal underground into digital larceny. Brazil has been a hotbed of Trojan activity perpetuated by domestic cybercriminals.
With the current economic climate posing unique challenges, it's never been more critical for merchants to optimize payments to reduce costs, increase conversion and boost the bottom line. Yet, given the complexity of the payments ecosystem, coupled with the limited visibility many businesses have over their payment...
Forter bought a bot detection startup founded by a longtime Check Point Software leader to stop malicious actors from purchasing limited-edition items and collectables. The Immue purchase will prevent malicious bots from flooding e-commerce sites with thousands of transaction attempts per second.
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.
Authorized payment scams are on the rise, and banking regulators are putting pressure on financial institutions to do more to protect customers. The biggest challenge is that the customers are driving the process, says Bradley Haacke, vice president and financial crimes director at Fifth Third Bank.
Both internal and external fraud are expected to grow as economic conditions worsen. Fraud education expert Andi McNeal shares insights on what anti-fraud practitioners are expecting over the next year, the types of fraud to watch out for and how to mitigate fraud risks.
The transition to PCI DSS v4.0 is a major inflection point for the payments industry – not only does it restructure how risk is assessed, but it also provides a better foundation for meeting ongoing technical innovation. While organizations with mature programs may need comparatively little uplift, all organizations...