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Bankers Gone Bad: Financial Crisis Making The Threat Worse
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Tuesday, 06 October 2009 18:17
   Seventy percent of financial institutions in the past 12 months have had cases of insider fraud, new survey says

Oct 05, 2009 | 04:11 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins

A former Wachovia Bank executive who had handled insider fraud incidents says banks are in denial about just how massive the insider threat problem is within their institutions. Meanwhile, the economic crisis appears to be exacerbating the risk, with 70 percent of financial institutions saying they have experienced a case of data theft by one of their employees in the past 12 months, according to new survey data.

Shirley Inscoe, who spent 21 years at Wachovia handling insider fraud investigations and fraud prevention, says banks don't want to talk about the insider fraud, and many aren't aware that it's an "epic problem." [Comment...]
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