29th June 2020
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is moving to boost the way it monitors for risks at thousands of U.S. banks, potentially scrapping quarterly reports that have been a fixture of oversight for more than 150 years yet often contain stale data. The FDIC on Monday is expected to kick off… Read More
28th June 2020
For the past year, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has sat in a London jail awaiting extradition to the US. This week, the US Justice Department piled on yet more hacking conspiracy allegations against him, all related to his decade-plus at the helm of an organization that exposed reams of… Read More
16th June 2020
Call it the Falciani Principle. A former UBS Group AG employee who’s appealing his conviction for commercial espionage and money laundering skipped his Swiss court appearance on Monday morning, as expected, to avoid likely arrest. The man, only identified as Rene S., was convicted in absentia last year and… Read More
2nd June 2020
We all like to kill a goblin or two online, but most people would agree multiplayer games are not the place for real-world crime. With lockdowns continuing around the globe and people staying at home, it is no wonder that the popularity of online gaming has skyrocketed. And as in-game… Read More
28th May 2020
The UK is at risk of becoming more vulnerable to illicit funds if it doesn’t closely cooperate with EU authorities on a post-Brexit deal, City of London lawyers told the Financial Times. The concerns follow recently announced plans by the European Union to strengthen its anti-money laundering controls by empowering… Read More
27th May 2020
A recent rash of ransomware attacks on bank technology vendors — including Finastra, Diebold Nixdorf, Cognizant and Pitney Bowes — raises serious questions about why they’re happening and what banks can do to protect themselves. “The threat vector of ransomware is definitely concerning for the industry, not only for us… Read More
27th May 2020
Authorities recently arrested an alleged member of the prolific hacking group known as Fin7, whose victims include Chipotle and other fast food restaurants, casinos, and credit unions, according to newly unsealed court records. The news signals a notch against one of the world’s most sophisticated and successful financially motivated hacking… Read More
25th May 2020
Many paths lead to the small town of Traben-Trarbach, which is situated on Germany’s Mosel River and famous for its much-visited “underworld” of wine cellars. Frankfurt-Hahn is located just 30 minutes away by car, a regional airport that was, at least until the arrival of the coronavirus, a budget airline… Read More
25th May 2020
Thanks for the effort, but you really need to do better. Some EU countries are among the best in the world at implementing technical recommendations to combat money laundering, but this doesn’t necessarily lead to impressive results: In the bloc, only 1.1 percent of estimated illicit proceeds are seized by… Read More
20th May 2020
Westpac has elected to dump EY for a review of its risk management processes three years after its last review found “known and ongoing risks” within the bank’s anti-money laundering systems including “poor data quality”, “manual workarounds” and “historical underinvestment”. The reviews are required under APRA’s CPS 220 and are… Read More