Brokerage account takeover, supply chain attacks, destructive attacks and those that seek to manipulate time or time stamps are among the latest threats uncovered in the new Modern Bank Heists report authored by Tom Kellermann at VMware Carbon Black.
The mobile channel saw great user adoption in 2020 – and it saw a corresponding increase in fraud incidents. Tim Dalgleish of BioCatch discusses mobile fraud trends and the role of behavioral biometrics in enhancing user authentication.
In this interview with ISMG, Dalgleish discusses:
Mobile adoption and fraud...
Chaos ensued when miscreants interrupted a virtual bail hearing on Wednesday for the suspected Twitter hacker, hijacking the feed with screams, chatter and, for a few brief seconds, pornography. The meeting details were public, and the meeting had not been password protected.
Suspects in the epic attack against Twitter were uncovered, in part, by the use of their real photo identification for cryptocurrency accounts they used to broker the sale of stolen usernames. The mistakes proved crucial to their identification, according to court documents.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the hacking of Dave, a mobile banking app. Plus: Sizing up the impact of GDPR after two years of enforcement and an assessment of IIoT vulnerabilities.
Suddenly, onboarding, servicing and securing digital accounts with advanced authentication techniques isn't just a priority for global enterprises; it is the priority. Dean Stevenson of HID Global previews an upcoming virtual roundtable discussion.
Twitter says attackers who hijacked more than 130 high-profile Twitter accounts used social engineering to bypass its defenses, including two-factor authentication on accounts. Experts say companies must have defenses in place against such schemes, which have long been employed by fraudsters.
Voice-controlled assistants can be fooled by replaying a recording of someone's voice. But researchers with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and Samsung Research say they've developed a lightweight software tool to detect such attempts, which are difficult to defend against.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the many challenges involved in developing and implementing contact-tracing apps to help in the battle against COVID-19. Also featured: A discussion of emerging privacy issues and a report on why account takeover fraud losses are growing.
A new Princeton University research paper finds that five major U.S. prepaid wireless carriers are leaving their customers open to SIM swapping attacks. The main culprit is weak account authentication procedures that attackers can easily exploit.
Google's latest security feature enables the use of Android phones as a security key, eliminating the need for a separate token or hardware device. The free feature is potentially more appealing that Google's Titan security keys, which cost $50.
When it comes to bots, evolution is the name of the game. Nefarious bots are one of the fastest growing and fluid threats facing cyber security experts today. In fact, the information in the eBook may be out of date by the time you even read it - that is how dramatic the evolution is.
So, does that mean that you...
To stop fraudsters, iovation's John Marsden wants organizations not just to ask customers to verify their personal details. He also wants organizations to take a good, hard look at the devices that alleged customers are using.
99% of account takeover attacks begin with automation, and they pave the way for future ATO. Today's sophisticated scripts can bypass traditional measures that rely purely on device intelligence or static data. Learn how to block sophisticated attacks with behavioral biometrics before they create fraud losses.