March 15, 2018

What is Synthetic Identity Fraud?

The use of synthetic identities is causing more credit card losses than ever. However, the rate of growth of this type of fraud is slowing, according […]
March 6, 2018

Mortgage Fraud Risk High in Condo Market

First American Financial Corporation, a provider of title insurance, settlement and risk solutions, released the First American Loan Application Defect Index for January 2018.  The index […]
February 16, 2018

Phishing Attacks Affected 76% of Firms in 2017

The battle against phishing attacks is still very much on, with a majority of enterprises reporting attacks in 2017. According to Wombat Security Technologies’ State of […]
February 13, 2018

Equifax Hack Just Got Worse

The Equifax breach may have exposed more personal information of customers than previously thought.  Additional information, including tax IDs and driver’s license details, may have been […]
December 14, 2017

Mortgage Fraud Risk Slows; Rises in Hurricane-Impacted States

While the nationwide run-up in mortgage loan application defects appears to have slowed, instances of fraud remain on the rise in Texas and Florida.  The First […]
November 15, 2017

Are Home Equity Loans Staged for a Comeback?

There has been a hint of optimism for home equity lending among bankers this earnings season, but attitudes remain mixed a decade after the housing market […]
November 13, 2017

Will Regulation Solve Cybersecurity Problems?

Cybersecurity was a main topic at a recent New York banking conference.  According to Arthur Lindo, senior associate director of the Fed’s division of supervision and […]
October 19, 2017

Data Breaches Cost Firms $1.3 Million in 2017

Cyber attacks cost large North American businesses an average of $1.3 million in 2017, according to a new report from security vendor Kaspersky Lab and market research firm […]
September 29, 2017

What’s Next for Consumer Data Security?

For Equifax, the fallout from its massive data breach is far from over.  The company is facing numerous inquiries from government agencies and even lawsuits.  The breach exposed serious […]