Digital Identity Blog

Thought leadership for cybersecurity, fraud and digital channel professionals

Top 5 Reasons to Vote ThreatMetrix for the MRC People’s Choice Technology Award!

Ok, so we’re biased. But here at ThreatMetrix, we think there are countless reasons to give us your vote for the MRC People’s Choice Technology Award. Here are just our top five favorites: Our digital authentication hit rate beats other authentication methods hand’s down It’s not even close, actually. We’ve got the largest network of anonymized…

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ThreatMetrix
By ThreatMetrix Posted

Insurance Fraud: Today, the App IS the Brand—is Yours Secure?

By now, most insurance industry brands understand that when it comes to today’s want-it-now world of business, they had better have an app for that. But in 2017, many brands will discover that while next-generation web and mobile apps can bring incredible ease, utility and convenience to customers, employees and partners, they may also hand…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

Money Mule: “In the world of mules there are no rules” – Ognden Nash (poet) 1902-1971

Why be a Money Mule? With the pressures of economic financial difficulty and the ramifications of holiday spending looming, there is higher temptation for banking consumers to misuse their banking facilities. Enter the money mule recruiter, who offers seemingly high wages in return for a little work on the side. You can earn $3000-$4000 per…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

Fraud Detection: The Rise of the Scamming Economy

The ‘Sharing Economy’ will hit new highs in 2017. Unfortunately, so will fraud. The question is, how can you protect your brand from the bad guys? You wouldn’t think being asked about renting a home for a movie shoot would raise a red flag about online fraud detection. But for Jerome Jacques of Malibu, it…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

The Sharing Economy and The Internet of Trust

Sure, it’s known as “The Sharing Economy.” But for me, it really harkens back to the “Village Economy” of old—updated with digital age convenience, yet still dependent on something uniquely human: trust. As a growing number of sharing economy companies are discovering, it’s also an economy that can be vulnerable to another human impulse—fraud. And…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted

Blockchain Q&A: Is It the Answer to Financial Fraud? Not Yet…

Blockchain first leapt into public awareness when it became known as the foundational layer of the Bitcoin crypto-currency. It’s still early days, but already the impact of the globally distributed ledger technology is being likened to that of the internet when it first appeared in the early ‘90s. It’s even being touted as the answer…

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Andreas Baumhof
By Andreas Baumhof Posted

How Millennials are Driving Digital Transformation in Financial Institutions (And Why It Matters More Than You May Think)

They Want Everything Now—And It Better Be Fraud-Free For retail bank brands, the fight against both online fraud and user friction is rapidly reshaping the competitive landscape. But what is actually driving this digital transformation in banking and the need for this careful balancing act? Or, more importantly, who’s driving it—and why does it matter…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

Beyond Digital Identity: 17 Predictions for 2017

Well that just happened. From Trump to Brexit and well beyond, 2016 delivered enough shocks, twists and turns to inspire Merriam-Webster to name “surreal” its “Word of the Year.” Among other things, it was a time of far too many high-profile cyber-attacks, new debates about privacy vs. national security, and fresh concerns over the unnerving role…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted

Asia Pacific Under Attack: The Q3 2016 Cybercrime Report and a Region in the Crosshairs

Report Reveals a 40% Increase in Cyber Attacks — Here’s What It Means to a Booming Digital Revolution On a quiet morning last May, 100 hooded thieves descended on Tokyo and proceeded to ransack over 14,000 ATM machines in just less than three hours, before vanishing as quickly as they’d appeared.   According to the…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

Yahoo! Breach! Yowza!

For anyone following the string of corporate data breaches over the past several years, the Yahoo breach barely raises an eyebrow.  It is interesting that this latest breach announcement regarding the theft of 1 billion account records comes only three months after Yahoo announced the breach of 500 million account records.  The two breaches appear…

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George Tubin
By George Tubin Posted
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