- Industry, law and government join to crackdown on financial crime
- HSBC agrees to extend redress scheme for customers impacted by historical debt collection practices
- NatWest Markets establishes new ESG-rated product framework
- FinecoBank successfully completes the placement of AT1 issue
- Euromoney names Santander best bank for SMEs in Western Europe and best bank in Latin America
- Government’s Economic Crime Plan is a welcome effort, says TransUnion
- UniCredit and CEXIM to intensify cooperation in China, Italy and CEE Regions expired
- Halifax introduces new card freeze options for credit card customers expired
- UK Finance supports Consumers’ Access to Finance report comments expired
- Jolen Anderson joins BNY Mellon as Global Head of Human Resources expired
- Mastercard expands Zoho partnership to offer tools to SMEs expired
- UniCredit Foundation launches new contests for scholarships and research grants expired
14th September 2018
Banks must strive to be the most secure they can be, says Kaspersky Lab
David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, comments on the cost of banking fraud for victims. He says: "While it is clear to see that some banks have safer systems that others, it is vital that all banks strive to be the most secure they can be. Scammers will use any means to take advantage and trick people into giving them access to their bank accounts.
“Banks have a responsibility to secure their systems and so it’s imperative that they regularly review all of their security procedures, checking for possible vulnerabilities. However, the rise of online banking and payments has meant that both businesses and consumers need to be consistently on guard against attempts to obtain sensitive information.”
Kaspersky Lab recommends customers follow these top tips for staying safe when banking online:
1. Use strong passwords: there are a few simple steps we can follow when choosing a password.
2. Always ensure when transacting online that the URL starts HTTPS rather than HTTP, or has the gold padlock icon.
3. Treat all unsolicited emails with caution.
4. Keep contact details up to date.
5. Get up to date security software.
6. Apply security updates.
7. Change your password immediately if you think it's been hijacked.