Bank BPH installs finger vein biometric scanners Poland’s Bank BPH will install “Finger Vein” biometric scanners across its branch network to provide customers with secure money transaction services without the need for PIN entry. The palm-size scanners capture the unique patterns of veins in a person’s finger, with the pattern then stored as a template and used to verify the customer’s identity on the subsequent occasion they use the device.
HKMA warns against e-mail scam Hong Kong Monetary Authority has alerted members of the public to a phishing e-mail scam purporting to be sent form HSBC, requesting customer to connect to a fraudulent website and verify their account information by entering their internet banking data.
Romanian fraudsters plead guilty to Subway hack Romanians Iulian Dolan and Cezar Butu have pleaded guilty to fleecing bank cards from 150 US Subway restaurants which saw them break into vulnerable merchant networks and swipe some 146,000 credit cards, resulting in $10 million in losses. A third man, Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, is in US custody awaiting trial.
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