Cybercrime

Account Takeover: The Growing Face of eCommerce Fraud

According to the Q4 2017 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix, online retailers faced an unprecedented level of account takeover, bot and other types of attacks last quarter – a record 193 million attacks all told. The report, which tracks actual cyberattacks...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted February 28, 2018
Cybercrime

Central and Eastern Europe: A Growing Cybercrime Hub

For the first time ever, Russia has emerged as one of the Top 5 attack originators in the world, according to the Q4 2017 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix. But its former republics and allies could soon give this new cybercrime...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted February 8, 2018
Cybercrime

The Cybercrime Story of 2017: A Power Struggle Intensifies

In the wake of yet more large-scale data breaches throughout 2017, the battle against cybercrime has intensified to unprecedented levels. As downstream fraud and identity abuse attacks increase, investments from digital businesses in cutting-edge approaches to protect consumers and grow...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted January 17, 2018
Cybercrime

Financial Crime and Its Role in Funding Terrorists

As 2018 gets underway, a troubling confluence of geopolitical, ideological and technological developments threaten to make cyber-fraud prevention more than just a matter of protecting businesses against new and emerging forms of financial crime. Increasingly, it’s also about national security....

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Frank Teruel
Posted January 16, 2018
Cybercrime

Australia’s Early Warning Signs to Online Gambling Worldwide

If you’re looking for a microcosm of the rapidly evolving threats facing online gambling captured in a new cybercrime report from ThreatMetrix, look no further than my native Australia. With apologies to Vegas, what happens Down Under doesn’t usually stay...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted December 28, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime: Exploiting Security Weaknesses in Online Merchant Platforms

Cybercrime has evolved from individual lone wolves committing fraud purely for personal profit into a sophisticated and networked criminal industry. As this criminal industry has grown, so has the scope of its many illicit activities – including raising and laundering...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted November 16, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime Report: Five eCommerce Predictions for Holiday 2017

New data from the latest ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report has online retailers bracing for what’s shaping up to be either the jolliest of holiday seasons—or the Nightmare before Christmas. Retailers enter the season quite bullish. Holiday e-commerce spending in the U.S....

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Vanita Pandey
Posted November 13, 2017
Cybercrime

Data Breaches: Fresh Ammunition for Cybercriminals Drives Increase in Cyberattacks

Data breaches have become a common fact of life in the digital economy. But recent months have seen data breaches on a scale that has dominated even mainstream news. For digital citizens, these breaches result in a flurry of activity...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted November 7, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime and the Internet of Things: The Need for Digital Identities

In the annals of cybercrime, few events have managed to drive home both the promise and peril of our rapidly expanding digital universe quite like the one that occurred on October 21, 2016. In a stunning blow, the massive Mirai...

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Andreas Baumhof
Posted October 11, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime Report: Emerging Digital Business Models Becoming New Targets

According to the Q2 2017 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix, cyberattacks hit an all-time high, at 144 million, from April through June of this year. That’s up 100 percent from 2015, putting worldwide losses from cybercrime on track to top $6...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted August 30, 2017
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