FBI agent Elvis Chan dedicated four years to election security, and he doesn’t hesitate to say: The 2020 presidential election was "the most secure election of my career." He explains why, and what lessons learned we can apply to future elections.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an uptick in financial crimes, a sudden rise in digital banking activities and resources working from home. As a result, the AML landscape has become more challenging for Financial Institutions and other AML regulated entities.
How has the AML regulatory climate shifted most...
A security researcher found more than 500 million Facebook records being offered for free on the darknet, exposing basic user information, including any phone numbers associated with the accounts. Facebook says this is “old data” previously reported as exposed.
Synthetic identity fraud is a pervasive yet ill-defined crime – hard to define as well as to detect. Greg Woolf of FiVerity discusses a recent initiative by the Federal Reserve in Boston to better define and therefore better manage SIF.
To mitigate the fraud risks posed by synthetic IDs, banks should use consumers' devices to help with authentication, says Karen Boyer, vice president of financial crimes and fraud intelligence at People’s United Bank, based in Connecticut.
In financial services, there is a stark difference between defending against authorized versus unauthorized fraud incidents. James Hunt of Bottomline Technologies discusses the schemes and how to respond with a more dynamic prevention strategy.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of a federal crackdown on ICO cryptocurrency scams. Also featured: An update on the SonicWall hack investigation and the use of digital IDs to verify COVID-19 testing.
The Good Health Pass Collaborative is developing a road map for digital health passes that international travelers could use to prove they have been tested for COVID-19. Dakota Gruener, executive director of ID2020, which launched the project, describes the effort, including privacy-protection measures.
The "Cuba" ransomware gang has hit Seattle-based Automatic Funds Transfer Services, which processes data from California's Department of Motor Vehicles as well as many cities in Washington. Victim organizations say AFTS is investigating the incident and that an unknown amount of individuals' data was exposed.
The ongoing lockdown may be complicating the path of Cupid's arrows. But as another Valentine's Day rolls around, authorities are warning that romance scammers - and other types of fraudsters - are alive and well and have been increasingly preying on unsuspecting victims around the world.
More fraudsters are using artificial intelligence to generate “Frankenstein faces” for use in synthetic identity fraud. Kathleen Peters of Experian outlines this disturbing development in fraudster behavior, as outlined in a new report.