The Heartland hacker says the U.S. government was aware of his illegal activities, and an ID security expert talks about phishing threats in the wake of the Epsilon breach.Here's a list of some of this week's most compelling content on BankInfoSecurity:
- Gonzalez Seeks Guilty Plea Withdrawal. Heartland Payment Systems hacker Albert Gonzalez seeks to overturn his conviction and 20-year sentence, a record for a computer breach, maintaining he committed his crimes with the knowledge of his Secret Service handlers;
- Phishing Season: How to Avoid Fraud. In the wake of the Epsilon breach, organizations have been vigilant to notify their customers about the incident, telling consumers their e-mail addresses have been exposed and linked to information that could subject them to phishing attacks;
- AML & Fraud Prevention: Uneasy Marriage. Financial services organizations have to varying degrees experimented with integrating their fraud prevention and anti-money laundering (AML) functions into cohesive financial crimes units.
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