Thursday, December 8, 2022

Fraud

Revisiting continuing cyber threat

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we want to once again warn that wire fraud and attempted wire fraud continue at a steady, non-relenting pace. As you know, we try to limit our Fraud Alerts to those times when it is essential, but the recent level of reports has demanded our attention.

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Fighting cybercrime

A recent OBA Update contained an article regarding the formation of an Information Security MAFIA networking group. As our Fraud Alerts are targeted to a large number of those who may want to participate, we decided to recap the information so that we include all those who want to take advantage of what promises to be a wonderful opportunity to help to keep our …

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Cyber-fraud round up

The FBI has recently begun issuing cyber alerts to keep our bankers apprised of potential cyber threats, including DDOS attacks. Our last OBA Fraud Alert was one and you will notice most are technical in nature and, ultimately, belong in the hands of those in charge of your network security. Be assured we (and the FBI) are also including outside service providers …

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Info on DDoS attacks

The FBI released a FBI Liaison Alert System (FLASH) Message today, containing information on recent DDoS attacks. The contents of the FLASH Message is listed below: SUMMARY (U) Since September 2012, US financial institutions have been under coordinated and timed DDoS attacks. In total, 50 U.S. financial institutions have been targeted in over 200 separate DDoS attacks with varying effects. …

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Wire fraud reprise

To draw your attention to our Fraud Alerts when they are critical, we only send them when an issue is of a critical nature. We also have never repeated alerts. However, the level of wire fraud attempted and completed has risen to a level that now requires some repetition. Look at the July 7, 2012 Alert on wire/ACH fraud and, again, revisit your policies and …

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DDOS attacks hitting banks

As DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks have continued to be leveled again banks nationwide, our FBI Cyber Division has asked we share the attached information with our Oklahoma bankers to help with understanding and increase awareness. We would recommend you review this downloadable information and share it with your IT personnel: • An 11-slide Powerpoint presentation in PDF format …

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Keep apprised of wire/ACH fraud attempts

OBA’s Fraud Department has seen a recent increase in reported cases of wire and ACH fraud attempts. The FBI has verified they are seeing at least one case per week in Oklahoma. We know our bankers are working hard to avoid these losses and wanted to share some recent cases and insights that might be helpful. In the past week, …

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