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Howard Altman

Howard Altman covers the military and national security for the Tampa Bay Times. He has won more than 50 journalism awards and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Daily Beast, Philadelphia magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Observer, Newsday and many other publications around the world.

  • Bearing down on payments fraud in 2020

    Howard Altman Jan 9, 2020

    As systems get faster and more diverse, fraudsters are only stepping up their nefarious strategies. Here’s how to stay safe.

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  • Faster payments, faster payments fraud: How to battle the bad guys

    Howard Altman Oct 9, 2019

    The information fraudsters steal and create wreaks havoc on the payments ecosystem. Here's how banks can better protect customers—and themselves.

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  • Outhacking hackers: As Iran ramps up cyberattacks, banks find new ways to fight back

    Howard Altman Aug 22, 2019

    After a period of relative stability, Iran-U.S. tensions are on the rise. The question isn’t whether state hackers will go after financial services targets, but how and for how long.

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  • Fraud on the home front: Spotting and stopping mortgage scams and schemes

    Howard Altman Aug 9, 2019

    Mortgage and property crimes that center on credit issues are on the rise. But financial institutions can keep home lending safe

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  • Lessons from the Capital One data breach

    Howard Altman Jul 31, 2019

    But for the apparent bragging of a careless hacker, the losses could’ve been catastrophic. Here’s what banks can learn from the near debacle.

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  • How cyberthieves found blockchain’s weak link

    Howard Altman Jul 3, 2019

    Perhaps goaded on by high-tech boasting, hackers cracked the mighty fortress known as blockchain. What will they target next?

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