Antiquated security in the health care industry is making the Chinese hackers shift their eyes off of credit hacking to medical record hacking. They also get up to 10x’s more for medical records vs. credit cards. The typical medical record with name, birth date, policy number, diagnosis, and billing info goes for $10.00.
Credit cards have a finite time period in which the card expires. Either the card owner calls in or the bank notices fraudulent activity. But, with medical records, it can take much longer time period. The industry is trying new medical anti-fraud technology but it will take some time for adoption.
To help fight cyber crime, fraud, and money laundering, a network of banks are arming themselves with a new agency called “Financial Crime Alerts Service”
As more and more transaction go digital and mobile, will cyber banking fraud increase?
Nigeria known for banking fraud is currently on the hunt for a $39 million cyber fraud. Not really shocking but it was done by an insider which shows just how important inside security needs to be from employers. Some banks like Barclays are taking precautions with some sort of dual authentication seen in James Bond movie of the 80’s with biometric finger readers. Lets make the consumers life miserable? That’s pretty much what is happening in todays cyber fraud culture till the arrival of bio-chronometrics which is passive authentication of a user. The uses of bio-chronometrics have yet to be seen but the market is there. We will see.
Please send in your comments or thoughts about the future of cyber fraud.
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Yet another cyber hack. Gmail hacked for 5 million email passwords. You can check your email address here if it got hacked or not.
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