Preliminary results of the 2013 Faces of Fraud Survey show institutions are still suffering big financial losses linked to ACH and wire fraud. Why are they still getting hit, in spite of investments to detect and prevent account takeover?
Reports of account takeover incidents have increased in the last 18 months, yet losses have remained steady, says former federal banking examiner Amy McHugh, who analyzes what security measures are working and what still needs to be done.
A new precedent in ACH and wire fraud liability could be set if Choice Escrow is successful in its appeal to have a lower court's ruling overturned. Legal experts explain why this could prove to be the new benchmark.
Former federal banking examiner Amy McHugh says banks can learn a lot from recent legal decisions and settlements in account takeover cases, including which authentication and online-banking security investments they should make.
Which fraud trends need the most attention from U.S. banking institutions in 2013? Distributed-denial-of-service attacks and account takeover, says FS-ISAC's Bill Nelson, who offers fraud-fighting tips.
The PATCO fraud dispute could have been settled in 2009, says co-owner Mark Patterson. Why did the case drag on, and what can banking institutions and fraud victims learn from PATCO's recent settlement?
An insider fraud scheme at a financial institution highlights how executives with too much power can abuse the system. What steps could have been taken to prevent the losses that ultimately led to this institution's failure?