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Digital Identity Summit 2016: Selected Highlights

Former NSA chief Keith Alexander and Executives with eBay, Netflix & Visa Help Lead Discussions on the Future of CyberSecurity and Business Without Borders This year’s Digital Identity Summit is happening at a uniquely momentous time for the cybersecurity industry. As never before, the issues that keep us up at night, from malicious hackers and…

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Team ThreatMetrix
By Team ThreatMetrix Posted

The Impact of Digital Identity on the Mobile Customer Experience

As we approach Digital Identity Summit in October, I want to highlight some key themes we’ll be discussing throughout the event – starting with how digital identity relates to the mobile experience. “Mobile-first” is no longer so much a rallying cry as a necessity for modern business. Banks and retailers with extensive customer-facing processes innovated first because…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

98.1 Million Russian Email Users Increasingly Anxious After Data Breach Confirmed

In the wake of another large data breach from a Russian email service provider, Rambler.ru, Russian end-users are increasingly concerned about the amount of personal data now available to cybercriminals.  Rambler.ru has stated that this incident occurred in 2014; the fact that this has only come to light now shows the vast amounts of data…

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Andrey Kovalev
By Andrey Kovalev Posted

European Cybercrime Landscape: What Trends are we Seeing in 2016?

66% Increase in European Cybercrime Attacks since 2015 In the second quarter of 2016 over 1.5 billion European transactions were processed in the Digital Identity Network, which included millions of cybercrime attacks that were thwarted for our customers in real-time. The global trend of rapidly rising cybercrime attack levels that ThreatMetrix sees in our global…

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Lizzie Clitheroe
By Lizzie Clitheroe Posted

Four Critical Insights for Reducing Internet Fraud and Friction in Banking

Financial Industry Cybercrime Study with First Annapolis Looks at Striking the Balance Between Convenience and Online Security It’s the ultimate balancing act—and a lot is riding on it. Whether you’re a financial services firm, or a partner serving clients in the banking sector, the success of your digital transformation efforts must include fraud prevention and…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

Advancing Beyond Device Fingerprinting to Prevent Loan Fraud

When it comes to preventing loan fraud, is it time to give a “thumbs down” to device fingerprinting? Without a doubt, device fingerprinting plays a crucial role in any anti-fraud operation. By capturing a fixed set of device attributes—browser configuration, operating system, screen resolution and more—it can identify computers and mobile devices used to commit…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

NIST Initiates the Demise of SMS 2FA in Banking

In our previous blog, we discussed some of the ramifications of new rules set forth in the Digital Authentication Guideline from the US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).  NIST advised that SMS two-factor authentication (2FA) be phased out and will no longer be considered an approved out of band authentication method.  Although many…

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George Tubin
By George Tubin Posted

eCommerce Fraud Battle Tactics: Top Tips

Life at the front line of fraud prevention for online retailers can all seem a bit doom and gloom at times. As we covered off in our recent blog “The Ecommerce Fraud Battleground” the ecommerce sector is being hit by a barrage of attacks, coming from organised crime rings employing a range of sophisticated methods…

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Lizzie Clitheroe
By Lizzie Clitheroe Posted

Mobile Transactions Are Surging—But So Are Mobile Attacks

Why ‘I’ll Just Use My Mobile’ Might Make You a Target of Fraudsters Maybe you’ve said it yourself: “I’ll just use my mobile instead.” As more of us turn to our smartphones to make everyday purchases, it’s becoming a common refrain. The fact is, growth in mobile transactions is reaching farfetched levels—up 200% in just…

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May Calceta
By May Calceta Posted

The Ecommerce Fraud Battleground: Understanding the Dirty Tactics of Identity Theft, Device Spoofing, Malware Attacks and Social Engineering

We may feel like it’s a battle but actually ecommerce fraud is an all-out war as cyber criminals wage their relentless attacks on retailers and consumers alike. It’s fertile ground for a cyber crime attack: for most retailers and service providers, the big growth opportunity is coming from digital/online channels as more and more consumers…

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Rebekah Moody
By Rebekah Moody Posted
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