A Georgia hospital has informed 7,500 patients that they may have been affected by a breach incident involving the theft of personal information that could have been used to commit federal income tax fraud.
The FFIEC's updated online authentication guidance urges banks and credit unions to do better jobs of authenticating and identifying devices, areas that aren't bolstering the kind of security they could, says security expert Ori Eisen.
Doug Johnson of the American Bankers Association says banking institutions should spend the next five months focusing on their risk assessments, as they work to meet the FFIEC's new authentication guidance update.
Now that the FFIEC's updated online authentication guidance is out, banking institutions need to move forward in preparation for 2012 compliance, says Julie McNelley, banking fraud analyst for Aite Group.
The Government Accountability Office has issued a report chastising the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for delays in fully implementing its Integrated Data Repository used to crack down on fraud.
"Our role is changing in the fact that we see fraud being perpetrated in a new manner everyday via malicious software, banking Trojans and online theft," says Jean-FranÃ§ois Legault, senior manager of forensics and dispute services at Deloitte.
Despite the latest $200,000 fraud spree in Florida, industry experts say pay-at-the-pump skimming incidents still account for a relatively low percentage of card compromises. ATMs remain the No. 1 target.
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