Fraud

netskope

Old Scams Getting New Life in the Cloud

Netskope Threat Research Labs has recently discovered a new technique being used by scammers to reach potential victims: send emails and SMS messages that include links to common services, such as AWS, Azure, Alibaba cloud, and Google Docs. We have seen this technique used for well-known scams, like fake pharmacies, dating sites, and tech support, which seek to steal PII or blackmail victims.

reciprocity

What Are the 5 Components of the COSO Framework?

In 1985, The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) originally formed to enable the National Commission on Fraudulent Financial Reporting. COSO’s original goal, to review causal factors leading to fraudulent financial reporting, ultimately evolved as more technologies became embedded in the process.

splunk

Fight Web Fraud with Splunk Enterprise Security Content Update's October Release

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) includes the following in its definition of Internet fraud/web-based crime: phishing scams, data breaches, Denial of Service (DOS) attacks, email account compromise, malware, spoofing, and ransomware (among others). These activities cost the average global enterprise $2M in 2017 (out of the average $11.7M total cost for cybersecurity), according to last year’s “Cost of Cyber Crime” report from Accenture and the Ponemon Institute.

sas

SAS and ThreatMetrix team up to fight identity fraud

Cary, NC (Oct 22, 2018) - Analytics giant SAS has joined forces with leading digital identity solutions provider ThreatMetrix®, a LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Company. The alliance will help creditors better establish the “who” behind online credit applications, giving them a new edge in rooting out fraud, identity theft and synthetic identities. Today’s consumers expect to apply for credit at any time and from anywhere.

bulletproof

To phish or not to phish?

We are all no doubt aware of phishing. That age-old practice of sending fraudulent emails with the hope of gaining financial details, obtaining account credentials or tricking a user into installing malicious software. The practice is not new. In fact, before the wide-spread use of the internet, people would often receive letters claiming that they had won some sort of competition and to claim their prize, all they had to do was send some cash to front the delivery costs.

servicenow

Financial fraud and cyber-crime: Can banks stay one step ahead?

There seems to be no shortage of news around cybercrime and fraud at financial services institutions. The latest involves a security breach at one of the oldest cooperative banks in India. Within 24 hours of the FBI issuing a global alert around an ATM cash-out threat, the bank suffered a breach. Hackers executed 12,000 transactions and stole $13.5 million from the bank’s accounts via ATMs in Canada, Hong Kong, and India.