If you asked the CEO of a small business what his primary concerns were, how often would fraud and security top the list? Yet organized fraud attacks continue to increase in severity and persistence and emerging businesses must beware. A year or two ago, emerging businesses may have been thinking about how to detect isolated…read more
The ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report for Q3 2015 is out and one unmistakable trend is the surge in cybercrime via botnet attacks and data breaches. In an era dubbed by some as the “post data breach world” it’s not surprising that attacks using stolen credentials are trending higher. Surprising is the new low and slow nature…read more
Senior VP for London-Based Global Bank Responsible for Reducing Emerging Malware Threats Advises Early Detection Critical Like specific cancers that attack different parts of the human anatomy, cybercriminals have created specialized banking malware. Marco Morana, a London banking executive writing on bankinfosecurity.com, cites a Verizon study finding that “Citadel is the preferred banking malware among…read more
The Best in the Business Warn That Retail, Healthcare, Banks and Other Financial Institutions Will Be High-Priority Targets for Hackers As soon as the calendar flips to a new year, modern-day Nostradamus’s start cropping up like corn in Iowa in July with predictions on everything from Super Bowl winners to potential presidential candidates. But, while…read more
The ThreatMetrix TrustDefender Cybercrime Protection Platform’s Location Detection Capability Maintains Business Compliance with OFAC Regulations The United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations prohibit American corporations from doing business with embargoed or restricted countries or entities. The problem is it’s often difficult for businesses such as banks to discover customers’ true locations….read more
If you’re insecure about Internet security, Richard Adhikari’s article on technewsworld.com (Go to this link for his complete article.) won’t help you sleep any better. However, it could alert you to challenges that have to be overcome to keep the bad guys at bay. The following has been excerpted from Adhikari’s piece and edited to…read more
Cybercriminals Looking to Exploit an Exploding Mobile Market? Draw Your Own Conclusions from “Mary Meeker’s KPCB Internet Trends 2014.”
A former Wall Street securities analyst, Mary Meeker is a partner at the venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins. Her primary area of expertise is on the Internet and new technologies. Each year she compiles a comprehensive state-of-the-state of the Internet study tracking online trends. Drawn from “Mary Meeker’s KPCB Internet Trends 2014,” here are trends…read more
Retailers Follow the Leader: ThreatMetrix. Will Share Cyberthreat Data along the Lines of ThreatMetrix’s Global Trust Intelligence Network Which Analyzes Half-a-Billion Transactions Monthly.
Does Macy’s tell Gimbels? Okay Gimbels, a major retailer and one of Macy’s chief competitors, has gone the way of the Oldsmobile, Blockbuster and Windows XP. But at one time “Does Macy’s tell Gimbels?” was another way of saying “top secret;” competitors don’t share information with the competition. Now, with the Target, Neiman-Marcus, Michaels and…read more
The beginning of a new year is often a time of reflection. At ThreatMetrix™, we have a lot to reflect on and look forward to. ThreatMetrix turns seven this year. In Internet- and dog-years alike, that’s a long time. When we started ThreatMetrix, the online world was a simpler place. While we were developing our…read more
No Ho Ho Ho. ThreatMetrix Names Mobile Device Top Holiday Threats as Malware Strains Expected to Quadruple to 403,002 New Strains in 2014.
If you’re not good — at steering clear of malware — you’ll find some nasty stuff. And it won’t be in your stocking, but on your mobile device. There are enough malware threats lurking this holiday season to even knock a whole bunch of jolly out of the Jolly Old Elf. Right up there on…read more