Security

Fraud Attacks Increase Amid Rising Digital Banking Adoption

The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to limit the spread of the virus have drastically accelerated adoption of digital banking and contactless payments. Across Southeast Asia, banks have ramped up their digital efforts to respond to the

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Can BIN Attacks be Consigned to the Trash?

Recently, Mastercard noted a “sharp increase” in Bank Identification Number (BIN) attacks and they’re not alone. Previously published data indicates that as many as 300 card issuers around the globe are impacted by automated fraud attacks every month and with

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MAS Plans to Strengthen eKYC Amid Rising Identity Scam Cases

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a consultation paper on the types of information required for non-face-to-face verification of an individual’s identity or better known as eKYC by the industry. These proposed requirements come against the backdrop of rising

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Achieving Financial Institutions’ Stringent Cloud and Data Security

Over the past years, cloud computing has become a key technological enabler for innovative service development, allowing industries to tap into new service models and improve productivity, cost-efficiency and flexibility. Banking and capital markets leaders are increasingly recognizing that cloud

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Trust and Security Challenges Remain Despite Rising Blockchain Adoption

Blockchain continues to mature this year as corporates move away from experiments towards the development of robust enterprise ready solutions. While 2019 revealed that blockchain is real and can serve as a pragmatic solution to business problems, 2020 saw leaders

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Booming Adoption of Digital Payments Bring New Security Risks

In Asia Pacific (APAC), adoption of digital payments has been on the rise over the past couple of the years but COVID-19 has significantly accelerated consumers’ shift towards digital commerce with no signs of turning back. This rapidly evolving payment

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APAC’s Financial Industry Sees Surge in New Account Creation Fraud

In H1 2020, new account creations saw the highest rate of attack across all transaction types within financial services, according to a new study by LexisNexis, a provider of computer-assisted legal and business research as well as risk management services.

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Digital Risks Of Mobile Apps Are On The Rise

Recently, a security firm looked into the apps available on Google Play Store and the App store stated that over 85% of those apps violates at least one security risk. About half of these applications had insecure data storage or

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How to Adopt the Enhanced Version of 3-D Secure for Improved User Experience

Changing customer expectations, the ubiquity of mobile phones and an evolving regulatory landscape are rapidly making the 3D Secure (3DS) standard obsolete. To address customers’ demand for a frictionless e-commerce experience, market participants must adopt 3DS 2.0, experts say. What

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How Artificial Intelligence is Powering Asia’s Fraudtech Fight Against Financial Crime

Advances in technological fields including artificial intelligence (AI) and biometrics are providing new ways for financial institutions and startups to combat the surge in fraud and financial crime resulting from the rise of digital banking and fintech. With governments across

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