Blog Posts Tagged with "Financial"

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Your Name and SSN - All a Thief Needs for Tax Fraud

February 14, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The IRS has seen a significant increase in the number of fraud cases involving identity theft, according to Steven Miller, IRS deputy commissioner for services and enforcement. Addresses don’t mean anything. All a thief needs is your name and Social Security number...

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Security Flaw in eBanking Affects Over 100 Million Users

February 14, 2012 Added by:Alan Woodward

CAPTCHAs. You've all had to use them at some point - those funny, distorted versions of a piece of text that only a human can decipher. I was shocked to learn that CAPTCHAs were being used in eBanking and could successfully be attacked nearly 100% of the time....

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Email Intrusions Facilitate Wire Transfers Overseas

January 30, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The FBI has observed a trend in which cyber criminals are compromising the e-mail accounts of U.S. individuals and businesses and using variations of the legitimate e-mail addresses associated with the victim accounts to request and authorize overseas transactions...

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FBI: Russians Face Charges for International Cyber Crimes

January 18, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Vladimir Zdorovenin and his son engaged in serial cyber crimes in Russia that targeted Americans and wrought havoc with their personal and financial information, using it to make phony purchases and to manipulate stock prices...

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SSAE 16 is NOT SOC 2

December 22, 2011 Added by:david barton

Just when I thought things were getting better, along comes a press release that is wrong on so many levels I don’t even know where to begin. First, SSAE 16 is not a certification. Secondly, SOC 2 is totally unrelated to SSAE 16, which is specific guidance for conducting SOC 1 reviews...

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Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) Could Escalate Fraud

November 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"With banks and financial institutions expanding this service to a retail customer base that often undergoes less stringent due diligence than do their commercial customers, is the potential for fraud increasing?"

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SOX Compliance and Evolution to GRC Conference

October 20, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The SOX Compliance series is targeted at a focused group of senior level executives to maintain an intimate atmosphere for the delegates and speakers. Since it is not a vendor driven conference, the higher level focus allows the delegates to network with their industry peers and speakers...

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Study Shows Banks Blocking More Fraud

October 07, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The FS-ISAC consists of a group of banks that shares threat information and interacts with the federal government on critical infrastructure issues. Its members include Citi, Prudential, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo, among others...

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Anonymous, Wall Street and Disinformation

October 06, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

FUD is a great motivator, and an attack on the NYSE or NYNEX, or any of the players here could have ripples later on. Those ripples would come in the form of people selling off their stocks, companies and corporations as well, and the net effect could potentially be large losses in the market...

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Anonymous, Conspiracies, and Blowback

October 05, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

A video posted on YouTube has some ominous overtones, with heavy imagery to incite people to do more than just protest. What is most worrisome is that there may be individuals out there who will heed the call and go for an all out “run” against Wall Street bankers...

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Financial Analyst Fined And Jailed for Data Breach

September 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Rebollo was arrested in 2008 after an investigation revealed that he had downloaded, possessed, and sold consumer information contained in Countrywide databases. Rebollo distributed financial information and contact information pertaining to approximately 2.5 million individuals...

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The FFIEC Wants You to Know...

September 23, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Consumers are oblivious to the layers of security put in place by financial institutions to protect their accounts. All consumers really care about are ease and convenience. A better understanding of what goes on behind the scenes can help consumers adapt to new technologies...

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SOX Compliance and Evolution to GRC - Chicago

September 23, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The SOX Compliance series is targeted at a focused group of senior level executives to maintain an intimate atmosphere for the delegates and speakers. Since it is not a vendor driven conference, the higher level focus allows the delegates to network with their industry peers and speakers...

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FBI Investigating Over 400 Corporate Account Takeovers

September 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The FBI is currently investigating over 400 reported cases of corporate account takeovers in which cyber criminals have initiated unauthorized ACH and wire transfers... These cases involve the attempted theft of over $255 million and have resulted in the actual loss of approximately $85 million..."

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SOX Compliance and Evolution to GRC Conference

September 14, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

While maintaining the focus on the continual optimization of the SOX program, 22nd edition conference will draw on the more recent challenges being faced by SOX professionals in light of the recent economic climate and new Dodd-Frank requirements...

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Financial Analysis for Infosec Professionals

August 23, 2011 Added by:Nick Owen

My goal is to provide infosec professionals a basis for discussing risks with business professionals - especially finance people - and to dispel some myths. The goal of this post is to lay some groundwork for proper financial analysis techniques - or at least minimize the dumber ones...

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