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FBI issues bulletins on Dyre and Carbanak malware 

The FBI released several updates and bulletins to the banking industry regarding two different malware: Dyre and Carbanak/Anunak. The Dyre malware is being used with social engineering in order to get around two-factor authentication typically required by banks for large wire transfers.

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Court rules in bank’s favor in an account takeover case. 

What does this mean to you?

In a relatively high profile court case, an appellate court ruled in favor of the defendant/bank rather than the plaintiff (the bank’s customer) in a dispute over an account takeover claim and reversed a lower court opinion, ruling that the bank may seek attorney’s fees from the plaintiff. In many respects, the decision handed down will be a significant influence on future court cases and also on security/verification procedures a bank mandates or places on accounts regarding account transfer requests.

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The importance of having a breach response plan in place 

The possibility of a bank’s systems being hacked are increasing, regardless of the size of the bank. In addition to the well-publicized breaches of mega and regional financial institutions, we are witnessing more reports of attacks on smaller community banks. Your bank should have a workable breach response plan in place on which your staff can quickly rely and follow immediately upon the discovery of a breach.

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