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Jun 17
2013

Banks Sues Client Over Wire Fraud

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Fraud

Robert Siciliano

Banks usually have relatively secure systems to maintain and protect online banking activities. They’ve spent billions to ensure that criminal hackers don’t liquidate all of our accounts. But criminals spend all their time seeking vulnerabilities and often find some way to make a fraudulent withdrawal.

Apr 10
2013

Unknown Credit Card Charges: Fraud or Legit?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Fraud

Robert Siciliano

Recently, my mother-in-law discovered that a pretty significant piece of jewelry had gone missing. There had been a number of construction workers in the house for a few weeks and when she went to get her jewelry, it was gone. After searching like a crazy person under/in/on top of everything, she called the police.

Mar 21
2013

Europol: Credit Card Fraud Spells Low Risk and High Profits

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Fraud , Fraud

Robert Siciliano

A report from Europol states that payment card fraud is a low-risk and highly profitable criminal activity that brings EU-based organized crime groups a yearly income of around 1.5 billion euros. These criminal assets can be invested in further developing criminal techniques, used to finance other criminal activities, or even facilitate the start-up of legal businesses.

Mar 21
2013

Europol: Credit Card Fraud Spells Low Risk and High Profits

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Fraud , Fraud

Robert Siciliano

A report from Europol states that payment card fraud is a low-risk and highly profitable criminal activity that brings EU-based organized crime groups a yearly income of around 1.5 billion euros. These criminal assets can be invested in further developing criminal techniques, used to finance other criminal activities, or even facilitate the start-up of legal businesses.

Dec 02
2012

1 in 4 Report Being a Victim of Card Fraud

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Fraud

Robert Siciliano

The 2012 Global Card Fraud Survey by ACI Worldwide represents the insights and opinions of more than 5200 card holders from 17 countries and focuses exclusively on the impact to the card holder and their state of mind. Residents of Mexico and the United States reported the highest rate of card fraud experience. Some of the survey’s other key findings include:

Oct 26
2011

Javelin Study Shows Increased Credit Card Fraud Risk

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Risk Management , Fraud , Credit Card Fraud

Robert Siciliano

Aug 03
2011

FFIEC Mandates “System Of Layered Security” to Combat Fraud

Posted by Robert Siciliano in IT Security , Fraud , FFIEC , Federal Government

Robert Siciliano

For any cave-dwelling, living-under-a-rock, head-in-the-sand, naïve, under-informed members of society who aren’t paying attention, we have serious cyber-security issues on our hands.

Black hat hackers, who break into networks to steal for financial gain, are wreaking havoc on banks, retailers, online gaming websites, and social media. Black hats cost these companies and their clients billions of dollars every year. They are using stolen usernames and passwords to transfer money through wire transfers, Automated Clearing House (ACH) and through billing fraud.


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